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ALL names Interim Executive Director

Monday, January 24th, 2011 by Vbhotla

Gina Bancroft has been named interim executive director of the American League of Lobbyists.  Bancroft, who served on the ALL Board as 1st Vice President in 2010, has over 20 years of experience in Federal government relations.  The former Congressional Chief of Staff has extensive knowledge of both regulatory and legislative affairs and the overall political landscape.

She has assumed the position after the league’s former executive director, Patti Jo Baber, passed in December after a battle with cancer.

The American League of Lobbyists has represented the lobbying profession for over 30 years.  Its mission is to “enhance the development of professionalism, competence, and high ethical standards for advocates in the public policy arena; and to collectively address challenges which affect the First Amendment right to petition the government for redress of grievances.'”

American League of Lobbyists loses executive director

Monday, December 20th, 2010 by Vbhotla

Patti Jo Baber, executive director of the American League of Lobbyists, died last week after a valiant battle with cancer.  Patti Jo had been a constant presence with the ALL and the lobbying community at large, “the one constant through all of the [league’s] Boards and Presidents, and [she] gave her all to the lobbying profession,” current president Dave Wenhold said in a statement on the ALL website.

Patti Jo was often described as the “backbone” and “heart and soul” of the ALL.  She will be most remembered for her sense of humor, generosity, “friendly and knowledgeable presence” and ability to uplift those around her.  The memorial service was held Friday in Arlington.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Last Chance Animal Rescue, 4499 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.