Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Host: 
University of Maryland Alumni Association
Venue: 
Virtual

Have you ever wondered how the Maryland legislature puts thoughts and words into action with state law? Or why the General Assembly meets when it does? In this webinar, learn the intricate process of the legislature, its committees, and bill hearings on various subjects. Understand the process to become a better advocate. This webinar is open to seasoned advocates, people with little to no advocacy experience, and those who are interested in learning more about government and politics within the state of Maryland.

About the speaker:
Before becoming one of the top lobbyists in Annapolis, Gerry Evans began his career in the office of Montgomery County Senator Victor L. Crawford in 1976. Evans then went to work for Prince George's County Senator Mike Miller and rose to be the top legislative assistant when Senator Miller became Chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee in 1982.

Evans has been politically active in numerous capacities and positions, including deputy chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party, chairman of the Prince George's County Democratic Party, and executive positions on presidential campaigns such as Bill Clinton's in 1992.

Evans holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland (where he also now teaches pro-bono), as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore. He later served on the UMD Board of Visitors and the UB Law School Dean's Advisory Board.

Gerry is also active in a host of community and philanthropic causes, such as serving on The Hope House Rehabilitation Center's Board of Directors and as a pro-bono lobbyist for the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

Our webinar series is a complimentary resource and program designed to provide value and educate our alumni regardless of their physical location. Our goal is to provide thought-provoking and valuable content of various subjects and interests that will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Topics range from general professional and personal developmental ideas to more specialized, focused topics within specific industries.

Cost: 

Free

RSVP by: 
11/28/18
Contact: 

For questions:
Aubrey McLaughlin
Email: amclaugh@umd.edu