Michele Stockwell, Kim Dean, Laura Hall and Ben Ludwig will lead outreach efforts
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center's Advocacy Network (BPCAN) is expanding with the addition of three new team members: Kimberly Dean joins as Senior Advisor; Laura Hall as Senior Legislative Assistant and Ben Ludwig as Legislative Assistant. The new team will work under the direction of Michele Stockwell, who started at the BPC last November as Vice President of Public Policy and Executive Director of BPCAN. BPCAN is the legislative arm of the Bipartisan Policy Center. It promotes the organization's policy recommendations and provides each project with strategic guidance and outreach support to Congress and the White House.
"We have assembled a talented and diverse group to expand our advocacy efforts," said BPC President Jason Grumet. "Kim's wealth of Senate experience with many key committees, combined with the wide-range of issues Laura and Ben managed for members in the House, will greatly benefit the work we have underway on debt reduction and economic policy, health care, transportation, energy, and national and homeland security."
Dean worked on the staff of U.S. Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) for ten years and served in several capacities, including Counsel and Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and Legislative Assistant. She oversaw Senator Bunning's efforts on a wide range of legislative issues, including those related to the Senator's membership on the Senate Finance, Banking, Energy and Budget Committees. She also developed and coordinated political and Senate floor strategy for Senator Bunning and was responsible for overseeing his DC-based legislative and press staff.
Hall served on Capitol Hill for eight years, most recently as Legislative Director for Congressman Dennis Moore (D-KS). During her time with Congressman Moore, she oversaw the legislative agenda for the office with a concentration on international relations, defense, homeland security, trade and immigration policy.
Ludwig joins BPCAN from Congressman Bob Goodlatte's (R-VA) office, where he was a legislative assistant and correspondent. Ludwig's portfolio consisted of financial services, entitlement reform, government oversight, and seniors' issues.
"The BPC develops policy recommendations that are the result of reasoned negotiation among leading experts, former lawmakers and stakeholders from all sides of an issue," said Michele Stockwell. "Our enhanced Advocacy Network team strongly advocates for the enactment of our bipartisan solutions, and we look forward to the many contributions Kim, Laura and Ben will make to our efforts."
About the Bipartisan Policy Center:
In 2007, former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell formed the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) to develop and promote solutions that can attract the public support and political momentum to achieve real progress. Currently, the BPC focuses on issues including health care, energy, national and homeland security, transportation and economic policy. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.bipartisanpolicy.org/.
SOURCE Bipartisan Policy Center