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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Dec 10, 2018

Beth Loudy is the Executive Director of the State Government Affairs Council - the premier national association for multi-state government affairs professionals for major U.S. corporations, trade associations and service providers.

  • Beth was raised in a small town in Virginia, working at her parents' radio station growing up
  • She attended the College of William & Mary
  • After college, Beth's first position was with the National Oilseed Processors Association.
  • She then moved on to the National Association of Video Distributors, and the National Healthcare Anti-fraud association
  • She has served as Executive Director of the State Government Affairs Council (SGAC) since 2000

State Government Affairs Professional Certificate: ​SGAC's State Government Affairs Professional Certificate is the only program designed specifically for state government affairs professionals. Trainings are designed to strengthen and engage SGR professionals with core curriculum which exposes them to key competencies for state government affairs professionals. The program includes elements that will provide both a successful foundation for new employees and necessary tools for seasoned leaders.

In order to complete the program, enrollees must earn credit in 6 mandatory competencies and 6 elective competencies.

​​SGAC offers a variety of forms to earn credit for the certificate program. Enrollees can take advantage of the flexible program schedule by earning credit with SGAC's webinars (live or on-demand), at National Summit and Leaders' Policy Conference, and with regional training sessions throughout the year.

Graduates of the Certificate Program are awarded their framed certificate at SGAC's Annual Business Meeting. Graduates are also announced in the SGAC Annual Report and newsletter.

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