Exploring Government Careers: Leading Experts Panel

Hear from leading experts coming from Albany and Washington, D.C. as they discuss career opportunities in federal and state government, pathways to future careers in government, and how to get the position you want.

The federal government is one of the largest employers in the world and is dedicated to improving the lives of the American people. Whether or not you are interested in working on the Hill, there are hundreds of agencies in government and jobs for every major.

Learn about these leading experts’ career journeys that led them to where they are now. They will share the skills needed to navigate the government systems.

They will also discuss the benefits of working for the government including loan department forgiveness, pay equity, flexible work hours, and other work/life enrichments.

Panelists include:

Kate Beale
Senior Policy Director
Crowell & Moring and Crowell & Moring International LLC (CMI)

Beale supports clients in their efforts to shape legislative and regulatory policy. She has more than 20 years of experience leading foreign policy, global health, humanitarian assistance and economic policy at the grassroots level, Congress, Obama administration, and private sector.

Prior to joining Crowell, Kate was the associate vice president of international advocacy for The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

Previously, Kate served in the U.S. government for over 15 years. President Barack Obama appointed Beale to serve as deputy assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Kate also worked as the director of congressional relations at the Peace Corps. Prior to joining the federal government, Kate worked as a legislative staff member for both Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), handling appropriations, health care, infrastructure, women’s issues and a variety of critical policy matters.

Dereth Glance
Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Remediation and Materials Management
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

Glance oversees DEC's Divisions of Environmental Remediation, Materials Management, and Mineral Resources.

Prior to joining DEC, Glance served as Executive Director of the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency and was appointed by President Obama as U.S. Commissioner at the International Joint Commission. She also worked as the Executive Program Director for Citizens Campaign for the Environment, as well as on the New York State's Great Lakes Basin Advisory Council, Clean Water Network, and Onondaga Lake Partnership Outreach Committee. Glance was also appointed to serve on the Waste Emission Advisory Panel that provided recommendations to New York's Climate Action Council.

Vanessa J. Herman
Vice President
RIT Government and Community Relations (GCR)

Herman joined RIT in January 2021 and her responsibilities include providing strategic vision and operational leadership for all aspects of the university’s government and community relations, including coordination with federal, state, and local governmental entities to generate support for RIT’s growth and impact in higher education.

Prior to joining RIT, Herman led the Office of Government and Community Relations at Pace University which included three campuses and six schools in New York City and Westchester. Herman’s previous roles include Director of Government Relations at Applied DNA Sciences, a bio-tech start-up located on the campus of Stony Brook University and serving more than twelve years as assistant director of governmental relations at Stony Brook University. During her tenure at Stony Brook, Herman was the university’s sole registered federal lobbyist for close to a decade. Herman got her start in politics working for U.S. Senator Alfonse M. D’Amato (R-NY) in his Long Island campaign office, then was offered a position in the Senator’s New York City office where she wore many hats including, press secretary, executive assistant and serving as the Senator’s first director of community relations.

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Lisa Monette
Event Snapshot
When and Where
October 04, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room/Location: CPC- 2650 Bamboo Room

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