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IEEE-USA Government Affairs Update
Presenter: Russell Harrison, Sr. Legislative Representative
Date: 20 December 2011, 1-2 PM ET

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IEEE-USA maintains an active presence in Washington, D.C. Join us every month to learn what is happening in Congress from the perspective of technology professionals. Actions taken by the federal government can affect your career, business and profession. Don't be surprised by new laws or miss opportunities. Join the IEEE-USA Government Affairs Team for their monthly legislative update.

About the Speaker

Russell T. Harrison is IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities. In this position, he is responsible for helping members of IEEE-USA interact with, and ultimately influence, elected officials. Prior to IEEE-USA, Russell directed grassroots programs at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries and the American Iron and Steel Institute. In these positions he also raised over $300,000 in campaign contributions through the associations' political action committees. He has also represented the recycling and steel industries on Capitol Hill and in state capitols on a variety of issues as a professional lobbyist. Russell has a B.A. in Political Science, with minors in History and Communication, from Allegheny College, and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Maryland.

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