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2018 AANHPI Roundtable Series: Sue Zoldak
July 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
As Founder and Owner of The Zoldak Agency, Sue gets to do what she loves best – win advocacy campaigns with political acumen, deploy custom cutting-edge digital marketing techniques, and deliver hard-driving messages. Sue accomplishes this by creating ground-breaking digital and social media campaigns, buildinh grassroots and advocacy campaigns, and providing leading-edge advertising and media strategy. With 15 years of experience as a public affairs professional, Sue was previously a Vice President at LEVICK Strategic Communications and a Senior Vice President at Adfero Group, both Washington, DC-based communications firms. While at LEVICK, Sue launched the Washington opinion leader event series, LEVICK Live. While at Adfero, Sue led the agency through a two-year bidding process under federal contractor, Harris Corp., to win an FAA contract worth a total of $331 million. Sue represented the public relations arm of the subcontractor group. Also at Adfero, Sue helped launch the Adfero 8, the top eight trends of the year in communications. At the start of her career, Sue rose from intern to Vice President in less than six years at Goddard Claussen Public Affairs, where she led award-winning teams of strategic and creative talent for clients. In her spare time, Sue serves as the volunteer Communications Chair of RightNOW Women PAC. RightNOW Women’s mission is to raise funds to support Republican women candidates running for federal office and to inspire millennial women to get more involved in the political process as fundraising, bundling, and campaigning. Sue has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Master in Public Policy from Georgetown University McCourt School.
Learn more at www.thezoldakagency.com, follow her on Twitter at @SueZoldak.
Emil has worked in various sectors across the DC metro area, including non-profit, private, and political work. He has been deeply involved with numerous Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations around DC in both professional and volunteer capacities. He began as an intern in Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) and has worked for the Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund (APIASF). He currently serves as the Program Director for the KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors for the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) under the Programs and Development Committees. In these roles, he hopes to educate and empower the next group of AAPI leaders.
Support for Sue Zoldak’s Roundtable session is sponsored by the George Washington University School of Political Management
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More About CAPAL’s AANHPI Roundtable Series
The AANHPI Roundtable Series provides an opportunity for students and young professionals in Washington, DC to learn from public service leaders in our community in an intimate and conversational setting. Each roundtable features one public service leader and accommodates at most 25 attendees. Every roundtable session is free and open to the public, however, due to a limited seating we encourage attendees to register in order to ensure a seat. Lunch will be provided.
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) seeks to empower Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth by increasing access to public service opportunities and building a strong AANHPI public service pipeline. We envisions a future with equitable AANHPI representation throughout all levels of government and public service.