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Government Relations Executives Council

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In a world of increasing complexity, government relations executives are called upon to mitigate risk and create value. The Council of Government Relations Executives helps senior executives achieve their primary goals by providing them with the tools and information needed to shape public policy. The Council will not be a lobbying or advocacy entity, however, its function will be its ability to bring together government relations experts who can raise issues and impart knowledge to their colleagues. Meeting topics will include some of the following:

  • Conducting effective government relations in a gridlocked government environment
  • Working with and utilizing the NGO community as part of a government relations strategy - best practices and case studies
  • Role of regulatory power by a government in the minority - lessons for business
  • Emerging trends in the economy and business that affect government policy making
  • Effective internal communications of the value of government relations 

  • AARP
  • AbbVie Inc.
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Accenture
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bayer Corporation
  • CarMax
  • Cigna
  • Deere & Company
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Fidelity Investments
  • FiscalNote
  • Home Depot Inc.
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc.
  • McLane Company
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Mylan Inc.
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • PSEG
  • Prudential Financial Inc.
  • Quorum
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Schneider Electric SE
  • Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
  • Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
  • Texas Instruments Inc.
  • UnityPoint Health
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
  • Walmart
  • Warner Music Group, Inc.
  • Xerox Corporation
  • exxonmobil

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of Council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of Council members about relevant company practices
  • Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from 125+ Councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

Senior government relations executives who run government relations offices or who have government relations as part of their job responsibilities. Membership is by invitation only.

Bill Black

Bill Black

Program Director, Government Relations & Executives Council
The Conference Board
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Why join the Government Relations Executives Council?

One real advantage of the council is that its size is smaller in scope so you really get to know the people that you are spending time with and really get to learn from them in a close knit environment.

Marc Scarduffa, Vice President, Government Relations & Public Affairs, Pfizer