Date: April 16, 2010
Presenters: Scott Shalett, Jason Eberstein, & Greg Doggett, JD
Time: 12:30 PM PDT / 1:30 PM MDT / 2:30 PM CDT / 3:30 PM EDT
Duration: 1 Hour
Registration Close: April 13, 2010
CE Given: 1 ML
Scott Shalett and Jason Eberstein of the Dewey Square Group and AHDI-MTIA staff member Greg Doggett will provide a brief recap of the 2010 Advocacy Summit, including information about the dozens of meetings members had with legislators and their staff, the hundreds of letters delivered to legislative offices, and major outcomes and policy implications of the associations' advocacy efforts. Advocacy Summit attendees will then share their stories, experiences, and thoughts from the event. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and to offer comments.
Scott Shalett is a principal in Dewey Square Group’s grassroots practice. A results oriented, critical thinker with a background in strategic planning, policy analysis and political organizing Shalett brings extensive experience and strategic planning to high profile political and corporate clients across the country. Prior to joining Dewey Square Group, Shalett managed The ATLAS Project devising grassroots strategies in 15 battleground states on behalf of progressive institutions and democratic allies.
In 2004, Shalett served as Chief of Staff for Louisiana Lt. Governor Mitchell J. Landrieu where he was responsible for the policy and political direction of the Lieutenant Governor’s office and the Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism.
In 2000, Shalett was the Southern Political Desk at the Democratic National Committee and also directed Al Gore’s Get- Out-the-Vote effort in Iowa. He served as the Field Director for U.S. Senator Carl Levin (1996) and directed City Council relations for New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial from 1994 to 1996.
Shalett was selected as one of the "Rising Stars of Politics" by Campaigns and Elections Magazine in 2002 and is a native of New Orleans.
Jason Eberstein, a principal at the Dewey Square Group, is involved in legislative lobbying and advocacy, government outreach, and strategic planning for the firm’s clients. With an extensive background in lobbying and public relations, Mr. Eberstein brings a strategic approach to advocacy and government affairs. Eberstein has represented a cross section of American businesses and foreign entities on issues ranging from appropriations to taxes, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and telecommunications and trade.
Mr. Eberstein has represented numerous clients before federal, state and local governments. Additionally, Mr. Eberstein has experience in coalition creation and management, having developed and run multiple successful national grassroots legislative advocacy coalitions.
Mr. Eberstein’s government relations experience includes both working for a foreign embassy, on Capitol Hill, and for a global public affairs/public relations firm. Mr. Eberstein holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the University of Maryland.
Greg Doggett oversees government and board affairs for AHDI and MTIA. Greg received his law degree, with a concentration in health law, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.