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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. 

Jan 28, 2019

Alison Pepper is the Senior Vice President of Government Relations at the American Association of Advertising Agencies, a trade association that represents a portfolio of over 700 clients. Pepper handles issues on the state and federal level related to data security and privacy.

  • Born in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • She studied Journalism at the University of Georgia.
  • Received her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law.
  • Pepper’s first government job was working with the Georgia Senate
  • While in Law school, she worked as a legal intern for Georgia's Secretary of the State and as a Legislative Affairs Intern for the Georgia Beverage Association
  • Days after graduating law school, Pepper packed up and moved to D.C., landing a job working at the Public Affairs Council and Experian as a Legislative Affairs Analyst
  • She also worked for the Interactive Advertising Bureau as Assistant General Counsel and as Senior Director of Public Policy.

“My favorite thing about this industry is that no day is the same as the day before.”

The New York Times article referenced in the show by Miriam Pawel about California Ballot measures, can be found here.

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