Making Sense of Washington, D.C. - Politics and Policy for NACM Members
Recorded On: 11/15/2023
About the Webinar
Overview of bankruptcy, trade, and other key policy issues before Congress and how the current political dynamic could impact the economy.
About the Speakers
An authority on energy, transportation, international trade, and tax policy, Scott is also a well-known figure within House and Senate GOP leadership circles. His clients include Fortune Global 500 companies, national trade associations, political action committees, and small businesses.
Scott began his career on Capitol Hill, where he worked for Senator Warren B. Rudman, who is recognized for his leadership on fiscal and budgetary issues. Following his service on the Hill, Scott was the lead government relations strategist for two leading national automotive trade associations. Scott has been a leader in the development of transportation policy that spans over 30 years.
Scott is a seasoned veteran in Washington’s political circles. While working on his thesis for his master’s degree, Scott volunteered in 1980 for the Howard Baker presidential campaign in New Hampshire and was on the campaign trail with him until his last presidential campaign event in Peoria, Illinois. Since then, he has worked on several presidential campaigns, as well as at several RNC conventions. In the Ronald Reagan Administration, Scott worked with the Office of Presidential Advance in the White House to advance President Reagan’s public policy goals. Scott served as the President’s personal representative on the Presidential advance teams for domestic trips, as well numerous international trips such as G-8 Economic Summits and US-Soviet Summits.
Ash has more than a decade of political and policy experience in Washington D.C. focusing on banking, financial markets, and a myriad of other policy issues such as health care and telecommunications. Ash helps to manage a more than $1 million annual political budget on behalf of clients and organizes fundraising events for Members of Congress on the Democratic side of the aisle.
Prior to joining PACE Ash worked in Congress for nearly six years with Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. While serving in Rep. Ruiz’s office, Ash spearheaded several bipartisan Caucuses, helped pass legislation expanding access to broadband in underserved and rural areas, and led efforts to coordinate land use issues among the Federal, State and local governments. In addition to his policy experience, Ash also served as Communications Director and on-the-record spokesperson for Congressman Ruiz, managing his media and press interactions.
Prior to working in Congress, Ash worked in the banking industry during implementation of the Dodd Frank Act.
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