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[REPLAY] Virtual Event | Demystifying DC: What Every CEO Should Know

November 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Demystifying DC: What Every CEO Should Know





As the sun sets on the most contentious presidential election in recent history, an expert bipartisan panel including a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor, c-suite leadership, and Capitol Hill veterans will answer what every business leader needs to know right now, ahead of the first 100 days of the new Congress.


Janet Clayton

Senior Strategist at Vectis DC and Editor of two Pulitzer Prize-winning series at the Los Angeles Times

Janet Clayton is a former two-time Pulitzer prize-winning editor at the Los Angeles Times. Her distinguished career as a key member of the newspaper’s leadership team is matched by her C-suite experience at Edison International and Southern California Edison, where she served on Edison International’s 9-member executive management committee as senior vice president of corporate communications. She currently serves as the Senior Strategist at Vectis DC and on the Board of Directors of CalMatters.

Hon. Tony Coelho

Former House Majority Whip and 2020 DNC Convention Vice-Chair

Tony Coelho brings a national reputation as one of the top strategists of the Democratic Party. Coelho is the current DNC Disability Council Chair and was a 2020 Democratic National Convention Vice Chair. He has served in Congress as House Majority Whip, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and chairman of Al Gore’s presidential campaign. He is credited as the author and leader of a bipartisan movement in support of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Coelho is a Founding Partner of Vectis DC and serves on the Board of Directors of publicly-traded Service Corporation International and AudioEye. He is Chairman of the Board of Esquire Bank in New York.

Virginia Grebbien

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Parsons Corporations

Virginia Grebbien is Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Parsons Corporation (NYSE:PSN), a $3.6 billion digitally enabled solutions provider in the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. She is one of three women on the seven-member Parsons Executive Leadership Team and oversees government relations, marketing, branding, communications, and corporate social responsibility. Grebbien helped lead the company’s 2019 listing on the New York Stock Exchange, collaborating on sales strategy and leading internal and external communications for the successful $500 million initial public offering. She currently serves on the board of Liberty Utilities.

Don Polese

Managing Partner Vectis DC with over 30 years of Capitol Hill experience

Don Polese has spent over three decades on Capitol Hill working with leading Republican Members of Congress and consulting with private and public companies as well as public agencies. Serving as District Chief of Staff to San Diego/Orange County Congressman and Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Ron Packard (R), he specialized in the federal budget and appropriations process. He has also developed many years of close relationships within key Federal agencies in DC and California, including Defense, Energy, Education, Interior, Transportation and EPA. Polese is Managing Partner of Vectis DC.

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