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Access exclusive Professional Development Seminars/Workshops and Member of Congress Briefings

Sh*t Lobbyists Should Know

Video Type: Panel Discussion


  • Didier Barjon, LA, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

  • Alaura Ervin, Senior LA, Sen. John Cornyn

  • John Howes, Counsel, Rep. Marcy Kaptur

  • Casey Quinn, Health Policy Advisor, Rep. Brad Wenstrup

  • Moderator: Brian Hess, VP, Emmer Consulting & the Goodfriend Group. NILE NexGen Chair

Challenges, Risk, Rewards: Women in the Lobbying Profession

Video Type: Panel Discussion


  • Cristina Antelo, Principal, Ferox Strategies

  • Brianne Doura-Schawohl, VP of U.S. Policy & Strategic Development, Epic Risk Management

  • Jocelyn Hong, Principal, Jocelyn Hong & Associates

  • Marla Grossman, Partner, ACG Advocacy

Panel Discussion with Congressional Staff on Fly-Ins

Video Type: Panel Discussion


Jake Hilkin, LD, Rep. Ralph Norman

Faith Ammen, Deputy Chief of Staff, Rep. Jackie Walorski

James Hampson, Chief of Staff, Rep. Dan Bishop

Art Motta, Policy Advisor, Rep. Eric Swalwell

Interview and Resume Prep in a Virtual World

Video Type: Seminar 

Speaker: Kenny Dougherty, Corporate & Government Affairs Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates

Building Your Professional Brand - Resume Workshop

Video Type: Workshop

Speaker: Linda Cassel

Job Interview


Jobs Board

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Ethics Hotline

NILE is offering members the opportunity to pose questions to Tom Susman, Chair of our Ethics Committee and a recognized expert on lobbying ethics and regulation.


While Tom will not give legal advice, but he has agreed to try to respond to your lobbying ethics inquiries informally by email or telephone for NILE’s Ethics Hotline.

To take advantage of this member service you can reach Tom  at 202-662-1765 or to request a consultation.

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Mentor Program

We think it’s important to connect up-and-coming members of our profession with their more established colleagues, to facilitate dialogues and lasting relationships that benefit both mentor and mentee. If you choose, your participation in this program will be kept confidential.


Click below to get started!

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Member Profile


We want to highlight the great work our members are doing.

  • Have an innovative or interesting idea on the lobbying profession or a specific policy area for our podcast or blog? 

  • Have you seen recent legislative, PAC, or grassroots advocacy success that we can highlight on social media? 

  • Are you an advocate for diversity within the lobbying profession? We'd love to highlight your work!

  • Doing great pro-bono work? Let us know for a profile!


If you would like to be highlighted on our social media, YouTube channel, Podcast show, or blog let Nicole know to see how we can show off your accomplishments and ideas!


Email Nicole at 

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RFP Database

We are in the beginning stages of creating a lobbying RFP database for NILE members only. Being a NILE members projects a commitment to ethics that is valued. We are here to connect prospective clients with our members. Our goal is to grow this section into a true database as an added benefit for NILE members.

Check Back Later for RFPs

More Professional Development Benefits Coming Soon

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