Lucy Gettman

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, American University

Lucy Gettman is Executive Director of Women In Government (WIG), Inc., an organization of 1800+ women state legislators that provides leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums and educational resources for policy makers.

She previously served as Chief Advocacy Officer for the National School Boards Association (NSBA) the federation of 50 state associations representing 90,000 local school board members. Prior to NSBA, Gettman was Director of Government Relations for a national association of reading teachers, from which she received the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Award in 2009. She also held professional positions at the Ohio House of Representatives, the Ohio Attorney General and the Inter-University Council of Ohio.

Gettman earned a Graduate Certificate in Women, Politics and Political Leadership from the Women and Politics Institute at American University’s School of Public Affairs, where she is an Adjunct Professor, and received the Alice Paul Faculty Award in 2014.

Gettman also serves on the Leadership Circle for Women in Government Relations (WGR) a professional society for government relations and public affairs professionals.

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