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WHF Professional Development Committee Webinar with Shellie Bressler on Career Challenges
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
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WHF Professional Development Committee Webinar with Shellie Bressler on Career Challenges

Webinar with Shellie Bressler on Career Challenges (finding a job, positioning for a career, balancing personal needs and professional obligations, etc.)

Shellie Bressler

Date: June 23, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar (information will be emailed in your confirmation email)
Cost: $0.00 


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Speaker Bio

Shellie Bressler served in various capacities on Capitol Hill for nearly 30 years, including in both the Majority and the Minority, in House and Senate personal offices, on three Committees staffs, as well as for a member in Senate Leadership.

During her years on Capitol Hill, Shellie met with thousands of constituents and interest groups.  From these experiences, Shellie has extensive knowledge of how to effectively present information to Members of Congress and their staffs.  Currently, she educates large and small organizations on how to effectively advocate and communicate with Members of Congress and their staffs. She has conducted webinars and moderated role playing exercises to prepare advocates for both in person and virtual Capitol Hill visits. 

During her time on Capitol Hill, Shellie spent three years as a Senior Professional Staff Member for the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she was a part of the Oversight and Investigations team overseeing programs conducted by the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and related agencies. Shellie also served six years as a Senior Professional Staff Member focusing on global health matters and gender equality issues for the Republican staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.   She was the lead Senate Republican staffer for the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Reauthorization Act of 2008 (known as PEPFAR). 

Prior to joining the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff, Shellie spent eight years in Senator Richard Lugar’s (R-IN) personal office where she advised Senator Lugar on economic policy, three years in the office of Senator Connie Mack (R-FL) where she advised Senator Mack on banking, Medicaid, welfare, labor and pensions issues, and four years on the staff of the Senate Banking Committee.

In order to conduct oversight for foreign assistance programs, Shellie traveled on behalf of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee to Liberia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Botswana, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, India, Rwanda, Kenya, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Colombia, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Shellie is a Senior Stennis Congressional Fellow and a senior member of the Woodrow Wilson Foreign Policy Congressional Fellows program.  She is originally from Memphis, Tennessee, and received her BA in political science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Shellie lives on Capitol Hill with her husband Andy, and they have twin sons who are in college.