I2M Leadership

2021 Innovate to Motivate® Leadership

2021 Innovate to Motivate® Advisory Committee

The members of the 2019 Innovate to Motivate® Advisory Committee represent the nation’s brightest and most experienced corporate and association PAC and grassroots professionals. They play an instrumental role in shaping the focus and content of our conference, securing the highest quality faculty and serving as valuable resources during the meeting. With their involvement, we will once again demonstrate that sharing among peers is the hallmark of the Innovate to Motivate® learning experience.

I2M 2021 Advisory Committee

Rachael Bjorklund
Director of Public Affairs
HCA Healthcare

Adam Christopher
Manager of Government Relations
AMPP: Association for Materials Protection and Performance

Chris Conner
Senior Manager, Public Affairs

Karl Eckhart
Vice President, Intergovernmental Affairs
National Association of Home Builders

Mike Egan
TechSpark Director
Member Emeritus

Katharine Emerson
Chief of Staff
World Food Program USA

Megan Everngam
Vice President, Build – PAC & Government Affairs
National Association of Home Builders

Leann Fox
Director, Advocacy and Public Affairs
Biophysical Society

Kathleen Gamble
Director, Political Affairs
American Trucking Associations

Phil Guidry
Director, Policy Analysis, Government Relations
American Kennel Club
Member Emeritus

Tommy Goodwin
Vice President, Government Affairs
Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance

Jeana Hultquist
Vice President, Legislative Affairs
American AgCredit

Meaghan Killion Joyce
Director, Political & Advocacy Strategy
International Paper

Kelly Knowles
Vice President, Political & State Affairs
American Bakers Association

Sean Neal
Director, Grassroots & OPAC
American Osteopathic Association

Sue Polis
Director, Health & Wellness
National League of Cities

Carol Phillips
Grassroots Manager
Nationwide Insurance

Sharon Sussin
National Political Director
National Federation of Independent Business

Betsy Vetter
Field Grassroots Director
American Heart Association

Gracie Gerlach
Vice President
Associate General Counsel
The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers

Jenica Lensmeyer, MBA
Advocacy & PAC Coordinator
Iowa Bankers Association

Amanda Pears Kelly
Executive Director
Association of Clinicians for the Underserved