Start Date: 9/30/2020 6:30 PM EDT
End Date: 9/30/2020 8:30 PM EDT
Presented by: Women in Public Service/Politics Committee and Executive and Judicial Endorsements Committee
Every Presidential election year for the past 20 years, the WBA has presented this signature event to demystify the Presidential appointment process. Moderated by Rachel Smolkin with CNN Politics, this event features women and men from both Democratic and Republican administrations, spanning several decades, who will share their experiences with the appointment process.
Rachel Smolkin, Vice President and Executive Editor, CNN Politics
Cynthia Hogan, Senior Advisor to the Biden-Harris Transition
Grace Koh, Former U.S. Ambassador and Representative to the International Telecommunication Union World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (Trump Administration); Former Special Assistant to the President for Technology, Telecom, and Cybersecurity Policy, National Economic Council (Trump Administration)
Mara E. Rudman, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress; Former Assistant Administrator for the Middle East Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development (Obama Administration); Former Deputy Envoy for Middle East Peace, Department of State (Obama Administration); Former Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and National Security Council Executive Secretary (Obama Administration); Former Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and National Security Council Chief of Staff (Clinton Administration); Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Legislative Affairs (Clinton Administration)
Zaid A. Zaid, Strategic Response Policy, Facebook, Inc.; Former Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel (Obama Administration); Former Senior Attorney Advisor to the General Counsel, U.S Agency for International Development (Obama Administration)
A representative of the Trump campaign has been invited.
The event will include an opportunity to network with panelists.
Panelists from past programs include Harriet Miers, Counsel to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff; Kathleen Buck and Judith Miller, General Counsels for the Department of Defense; Henrietta Holsman Fore, Administrator to the U.S. Agency for International Development; Eleanor Acheson, Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Policy Development, U.S. Department of Justice; Naomi Earp, Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Katja Bullock, Executive Assistant, Appointments Office, Office of Governor; Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.; Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel (1982-2009); Linda Chavez, Founder and Chairman, Center for Equal Opportunity, White House Director of Public Liaison (1985); Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1983–1985); Chairman of the National Commission on Migrant Education (1988–1992).
Refunds can only be processed for cancellations received more than two business days prior to the event.
The WBA is a nonpartisan organization. The opinions and positions expressed by any program speaker are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the WBA.
The WBA regularly hosts programs for the education and enjoyment of its members and guests. The WBA is committed to ensuring that its employees, members, and guests are able to conduct their activities free from harassment or intimidation. The WBA, in its sole discretion, therefore reserves the right to deny access or to remove any attendee.