Confirmed Hosts

2020 Confirmed Hosts :

Deep Root Analytics:

Host: Alex Lundry

Position: Co-founder and Chief Data Scientist

Organization: Deep Root Analytics

Brief Description of Organization:  Deep Root is a media analytics company that helps optimize your television advertising.  By matching your targets into multiple sources of actual viewing behavior we are able to build more efficient and more effective television campaigns.  We also track both paid and earned media impressions on your targets to give campaigns every tactical advantage they need to win.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 330, Arlington, VA

Best Metro Stop to use: Rosslyn (Orange line)

Office Phone Number:  703-475-4317 (cell phone)

Number of Students you can Host: 10-12.

Afternoons are better.

Their core offering is a Data Management Platform (DMP) to better target TV advertising. The Deep Root Platform allows companies to reach the right audience with the right message and generate a higher return on your advertising budget. They work with media-buying partners to make TV buying as targeted as your digital buying. In doing so, the Deep Root Platform brings the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of Big Data to Big Media.

Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Senate 

Host: Joe Johnston

Joe is at the epicenter of everything that’s happening right now in the Senate and on Capitol Hill with politics these days and he’s also a really engaging person to talk to so The students would enjoy meeting him.

Position: Legislative Group – Assistant Editor, Daily Digest

Organization: Office of the Secretary of the Senate

Brief Description of Organization: The chief administrator and records keeper for the Senate

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: S-421 U.S. Capitol Building

Best Metro Stop to use: Union Station or Capitol South

Preferred Office Visit Time: Morning 10am

Additional Directions/Instructions: Meet outside the north security shed and I will bring you in as a group. No large bags, food, drinks, mace, pocket knives, or other weapons

Office Phone Number: 202-224-6167

Number of Students you can Host: 12

Union Station is the closest metro stop. I would meet the group outside the Capitol Building at the North Carriage Door. Here is a link of prohibited items.

10 am is best. I can only do one time.

Issues: whatever the senate is working on at the moment. Legislative process, Senate floor procedure, Senate rules, bill clerks, executive clerks, Senate journal, and Congressional Record.


Host: David Moore (USAID General Counsel, former BYU Law School professor/administrator ) and Laureen Reagan (Global Policy and Partnerships Team Lead- Food for Peace office, BYU alum  with Dr. Brian Bingham in Research, Innovation and Technology.

Positions: General Counsel, Global Policy and Partnerships Team Lead (Foreign Service), Research and Technology.

Organization: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance; Office of Food for Peace

Brief Description of Organization: USAID is the U.S. government’s lead agency for international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance.

Organization’s Webpage:;

Office Address: (David) Reagan Building (afternoon), 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; (Laureen) 555 12th Street Northwest DC (morning)

Best Metro Stop to use: (David) Federal Triangle; (Laureen) Metro Center

Instructions: Address 555 12th St NW Washington D.C. 20004. Room C-12. Enter the building from the 12th Street doors (just under the giant 555). Walk up the short flight of stairs and before you reach the lobby take an immediate right to a set of elevators. Push C for Concourse. Upon arrival, follow the signs that read MacFadden / USAID to a set of glass double doors. When you enter, check in with the reception/security desk by providing your name so that they can check you off of the list, then proceed straight to the end of the hall to room C-12.  Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to be sure you have time to check in with security, find your way to the correct room, and find a seat.

Morning visit is best for Laureen. Afternoon best for David.

Additional Directions/Instructions: Plan to arrive 30 minutes early as you will need to pass through security both into the Reagan and into USAID

Office Phone Number: office – 202-712-5167

Laureen:  Mobile: 202-304-2083 | Office 555: 703-775-7406 | Office RRB: 202-712-5771

Number of Students you can Host: 10-20. Flexible.

USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance.

USAID transforms. It transforms families, communities, and countries – so they can thrive and prosper. Whether by preventing the next global epidemic, responding to a devastating earthquake, or helping a farmer access tools to grow her business.



Host: Clark Sandberg

Intelligence Analyst
Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI has NO locker storage for visitors’ electronic devices, to include laptops and tablets, “stand-alone” cameras, or backpacks. Visitors may have cell phones with them provided they are turned “off” or put on “Airplane mode”.

935 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20535
*Nearby Metro stops include:
—Yellow Line: Archives Navy Memorial
—Blue Line: Federal Triangle or Metro Center

10:00 am – 11:30 am
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Visitors should come at least 15 minutes prior to tour time for security processing.
After receiving a visitor badge, visitors will be directed to a lobby area where I will meet them.
Visitors must stay with the FBI employee giving the tour at all times.

Visitors will need to show a picture ID. Student IDs are acceptable.
Visitors will go through metal detectors. Amy prohibited item will not be allowed inside FBI space.
Visitors must remain with myself and/or another designated FBI employee at all times.
There are NO lockers or storage area for prohibited items, to include electronics and backpacks.
NO laptops or electronic tablets allowed.
“Smart-watches” with Internet or Bluetooth must be turned “off” or put on “Airplane mode”.
Cell phones must be turned “off” or put on “Airplane mode”
NO cameras allowed (except for cameras on cell phones).
NO audio or video recording inside FBI space.
Photograph is allowed (ONLY with a cell phone) ONLY within the FBI tour.
No photography in Firearms Demonstration room.
No photography is allowed in front lobby, FBI store, or FBI courtyard.
No phone calls or texting allowed inside FBI space.
Purses are allowed.
Large bags, backpacks, diaper bags, and strollers are NOT allowed inside FBI space.
NO food or drink allowed inside FBI space
If you run into another tour, please avoid co-mingling.

I’m available to answer questions during the tour.
Tour will end at a store inside FBIHQ where visitors can purchase FBI memorabilia if they so choose.  (The FBI is not trying to sell any item.)

All tour guests must remain with escorts at all times.

Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the tour.

Youcannot join the tour after the starting time.

If you run into a sponsored Congressional tour, school group, etc., please avoid co-mingling.

Umbrellas are allowed


  • There are no storage facilities at FBI Headquarters.


  • Bring a picture ID to enter the FBI Tour. (School IDs are accepted.)


  • Large bags, backpacks, diaper bags, and strollers are NOT allowed on the tour.
    • Approved bags are defined as no larger than 8.5″ x 11″.


  • Laptops and tablet devices are not allowed into FBI Headquarters
  • All smartphones and cellphones must be set to “airplane” mode or turned off.
    • If you will need to use your cell phone to make a call, you will have to first leave the FBI tour.
  • Wi-Fi and Blue Tooth devices must be disabled prior to entering FBI Headquarters.
    • Many smart and fit-watches have Blue Tooth capability that cannot be disabled or disengaged.


  • No food or drink of any kind (including water) is allowed inside the tour.
    • This includes uneaten food and sealed drinks that are not consumed.
    • You can bring an empty (non-glass) bottle inside (although you cannot fill it up with water).
      • This would be if you want to drink water before you arrive or after you leave.

Other prohibited items

  • Weapons, including any pointed object and small pocket knives. (Medical exceptions for EpiPens, etc.)
  • Tobacco products
  • Aerosol containers


  • Photographs are allowed on the tour.
  • No video is allowed.
  • No audio-recording is allowed.
  • No photos in the front lobby, FBI store, or courtyard.
  • No photos in Firearms Demonstration room.


Senate Finance Committee

Host: Ryan Martin

We will meet in 203 Hart Senate Office Building – they just come in the Hart building (go through metal detectors and airport x-ray machines), come up one floor, and they’ll be set.

Name: Ryan Martin

Position: Senior Human Services Advisor

Organization: Senate Committee on Finance

Brief Description of Organization: The Senate Finance Committee is one of the most powerful committees in the Congress, overseeing a wide range of important issues such as taxation and revenue, trade, healthcare, and a wide range of social services programs.

The Senate Finance Committee has a broad jurisdiction, overseeing laws dealing with taxes, trade, healthcare, and social services. The Committee consists of 15 Republicans 13 Democrats.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Best Metro Stop to use: Union Station (Red line) about a quarter mile, or Capitol South (Blue/Orange) about a half mile

Either morning or afternoon is fine.

Additional Directions/Instructions: N/A

Office Phone Number: 202-224-4515

Number of Students you can Host: 10-20.


The Center for Global Development 

Host: David Evans

Position: Senior Fellow

Organization: Center for Global Development

Brief Description of Organization: The Center for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world’s top decision makers. (I’ll also discuss work in international development more broadly, given my previous experience at the World Bank.)

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 2055 L Street NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20036

Best Metro Stop to use: Foggy Bottom or Farragut West (blue line)

Preferred Office Visit Time:

–          Morning: 10 AM

Additional Directions/Instructions:

Office Phone Number: 202-416-4059

Number of Students you can Host: 15

The Center for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world’s top decision makers.

Mission and Values

We strive for excellence and intellectual rigor. We believe global prosperity starts with smart policy based on evidence. Our work is nonpartisan and our recommendations are not influenced by our funders. We are willing to challenge powerful institutions and the status quo to promote better, evidence-based practice.

We are committed to transparency, diversity, and professional and personal integrity. We value mutual respect, a collegial work place and a healthy sense of humor.

CGD’s Impact and Influence

CGD has helped to change the policies and practices of the world’s most powerful decision makers, and has made a real difference in the lives of people in the developing world. Click here to read more about how we’ve done it.

The Center for Global Development is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.

Washington DC Office

2055 L Street NW
Fifth Floor
Washington DC 20036
Phone: +1202.416.4000
Fax: +1202.416.4050


TargetPoint Consulting

Host: Michael Meyers, Andrew Meeks

Position: Partner and President

Organization: TargetPoint Consulting

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Visit Time: 10 AM

Office Address: 66 Canal Center Plaza No. 555, Alexandria, VA

Best Metro Stop to use: Braddock Road (Blue or Yellow Lines) There will be shuttle vans that are blue and white, with pictures on the sides, and text on the back reading, “Follow me to Canal Center Plaza.” These will drive you to our office complex. Our building number is (66), the first stop. Feel free to double check with the shuttle drive if you are unsure. The shuttles run every 10 minutes prior to 11:20 am and every 30 minutes after 11:20 am. If you would prefer to walk, take Madison St down to N Fairfax St and turn left. Then turn right on Montgomery St. The building will be on your left. Our office is located on the 5th floor. Please ring the doorbell when you arrive.

Office Phone Number: 703.535.8505 (Andrew Meeks phone number is 801-814-2893)

TargetPoint is a full service market research and knowledge management firm. TargetPoint Consulting provides its clients with the products and services necessary to run the smartest, most effective, and most targeted campaign possible. And they are committed to finding the right solutions in an ever-changing world.

TargetPoint pioneered work in MicroTargeting, combining massive databases with enhanced consumer information and their large sample survey research to solve basic problems in a more advanced way.

66 Canal Center Plaza No. 555
Alexandria, Virginia 22314


U.S. Patent Office 

Host: Jay Liddle

Position: Primary Examiner

Organization: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Brief Description of Organization: Analyzing patent applications for compliance with US Laws and Rules and determining whether the application should be issued forth as a patent.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office examines all patent and trademark applications granting rights to companies and inventors to protect their intellectual property.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 400 Dulany Streent, Alexandria, VA 22314

Best Metro Stop to use: King Street-Old Town (its the same stop)

Additional Directions/Instructions: I can just meet them at the King Street station at the appointed time. All participants should bring a government issued photo ID (drivers license will work) and will be going through metal detectors similar to the airport. The only difference being we allow water bottles and other liquids



20 people

Office Phone Number: 571-270-1226

Number of Students you can Host: Pretty flexible on that, just let me know

My building address is 400 Dulany Street, Alexandria VA. Although the main address for the patent office 600 Dulany Street. However, it would probably just be as easy for me to meet them at the King St. metro station (nearest metro stop).

Brief description is we review patent applications for compliance with laws and regulations and either formulate a rejection as to why they have not complied or grant them a patent. I guess the best web address in this situation would be

All visitors will need to have an ID generally a drivers license will work, although it may not if it is a Missouri license. Visitors will have to surrender their license and will get it back when they leave the building. Also, as might be expected no weapons of any kind are allowed on the premises. Hopefully this will be taken care of beforehand by TSA when they fly here, but students should be aware that even pocketknives and sometimes mace containers are not allowed in federal buildings. Job postings are a regular occurrence at the patent office.

Ernst and Young, Tyson’s Corner, Virginia

Host: Ben Mack

Position:  Manager

If the students would like to learn a little bit more about my background ahead of their visit, here is my LinkedIn profile —

Organization:  Ernst and Young

Organization:  EY (Ernst & Young), People Advisory Services (PAS) Commercial Practice

Brief Description of Organization:  Although it is best known for being one of the “Big 4” tax and accounting firms, EY has an established and rapidly growing advisory team that supports both private company and government agency clients.  At EY, we are focused on “Building a Better Working World,” from helping digital pioneers in their fight against data piracy, to leading clients through large business strategy transformations.  As we work to shape a world that’s changing faster than ever, we’re asking #BetterQuestions.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address:  1775 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA  22102

Best Metro Stop to use:  Tysons metro stop on the silver line

Preferred Office Visit Time:

–          Morning: 10 AM

–          Afternoon: 2 PM (Friday, May 10th)

Additional Directions/Instructions:  Descend both escalators and make a left as you come out of the station.  The tall EY building will be diagonally across from that first corner, so you’ll cross two crosswalks.  I will meet you all in the main floor lobby a few minutes before 2pm.  We’ll need to check in with the receptionist on the 18th, then will likely meet in a room on the 17th floor.

Office Phone Number:  (571) 376-3351

Number of Students you can Host:  10


Host: Prom, Tameka M.

Location: CIA, Langley, Virginia

For each person who wants to attend this briefing, you can send me:

  • Full name (first name, middle name, last name)
  • Social Security Number

Our contact at the CIA will circle back with info for how to arrive day-of, but a few quick logistics notes:

  • It’s *not* located near a metro so students will need to either drive or take a Uber/Lyft/taxi to get there
  • Plan on arriving 15 mins early to clear security

Below are arrival instructions. In addition to the recruiter, there will be 2, maybe 3, BYU alumni to greet you and the students.

  • Briefing start time:  10 AM
  • Address:  CIA Headquarters,1000 Colonial Farm Rd, McLean, VA 22101
  • Point of Contact: (Note – this number is only if you are running late.)  Please call Anna at 703-482-3364 if you are running late.  She will be meeting you at the Visitors Center and will not be at that phone after 12:15 as that is the point at which she will leave her desk to walk to the Visitors Center to meet you and the group.

Please plan to arrive 30 minute early to allow for security/processing at the Visitors Center.

  • Everyone will need to bring a US Government issued photo ID (drivers license or passport).
  • You will not be able to bring in any of these items: cellphones or “smart” aka wifi-enabled devices (this includes apple watches, fitbits, wifi-connective headphones). So either plan on leaving them in your car or back at your hotel/residence.

When you arrive:

  • Turn into the main entrance of CIA Headquarters.
  • As you drive towards the entrance, you’ll see a sign indicating visitors should pull over to the right.
  • Pull off to the right and stop at the camera/speaker and present your photo ID and explain that you are there for a tour and will be meeting your escort at the Visitor’s Center.
  • The officer on the intercom will buzz you through and you can pull forward and park in front of the Visitors Center.

A point of contact/escort will be waiting for you at the Visitors Center. You will enter and one-by-one present your photo ID and receive a Visitor Badge. Once everyone has their badge, your POC will escort you on foot to the main entrance. It’s about a 5 minute walk so please let me know if there is anyone in the group with mobility impairment and a shuttle can be arranged.

I was also reminded and given plea that everyone leave *all* electronics behind.  If even one phone, USB, Apple watch, Fitbit, etc. slips through – it will delay the entire group.  Everyone will go through rigorous security and then, if anything is found, that one item will need to be taken back to the car (which entails a walk to and from the car from the point of security) while everyone else (including the CIA escorts) waits.  The entire group doesn’t clear if ANY electronics are found on any one person. 

Also confirmed are:

  • BYU alum representing multiple career tracks will be on a panel (all of these BYU alum have served in DC as well as overseas in embassies) – so if the students can read up and watch the videos, they’ll be able to ask more informed questions and make best use of the time.
  • The person from the Outreach and Talent office will be there and looks forward to making official introductions with you/Kirk/etc. so that as long as BYU wants to make this a standing session for each year’s group, they can do so.

For context and to inform discussion / questions, I would suggest that students:

Either I, Matthew Clarke, or another administrator will attend this briefing, and we will meet the student recruiter who will be leading the briefing.

If possible, I need the names and SSNs by, say, middle of the week of April 22-29, 2018 to share with our point of contact. He’ll then pass it to the security team at the CIA (all the info needs to be run through their security system in advance of their arrival).


  • CIA Headquarters visit – Friday, 10 May 2019, 10:00 am – 2:00p.m.  Your group should arrive at the CIA visitor’s center between 9:45 – 10:00a.m. in order to allow adequate time to process onto the compound.  Students, faculty and staff should arrive together at our Headquarters compound. Please advise on how your group will travel to Hqs (how many vehicles, chartered bus?  If so we will need the bus drivers name, SS#, & POB as well)
  • Participants must bring a passport or driver’s license and be prepared to verify the last four numbers of their SSN upon arrival.  Important:  If a participant was born outside of the United States, they will need to present their US Passport or naturalization certificate when they arrive.  Only those US citizens whose names and social security numbers were provided in advance will be allowed to proceed onto the CIA campus.  Non-US citizens cannot visit our compound.
  • The passage of the real ID Act in July 2014 restricts the use of certain state-issued driver’s licenses from gaining entry into federal buildings.  Specifically, please visit the following website: to ascertain States currently in compliance with Real ID.  If any attendees have a driver’s license from a non-compliant State they should bring another form of acceptable ID, e.g. US passport.
  • Participants may not bring backpacks, purses, or electronic devices. Cameras and photography are strictly prohibited.
  • In regards to electronic devices, attendees often forget about their cell phones or if they are wearing/carrying a Fitbit or other form of GPS in his/her watch, so please remind them about leaving such devices on the bus or at home.
  • All vehicles entering or exiting from the Agency installation are subject to inspection and search by authorized persons.
  • Please have participants wear comfortable shoes, eat and drink prior to the visit and bring cash or a credit card if they would like to purchase something from our Agency gift store.

House of Representatives: Representative John Curtis’ Office:

Host: Troy Douglas

Position: Legislative Aid

Organization: Office of Representative John Curtis, Third District of Utah

Brief Description of Organization: We assist Congressman Curtis in the legislative process and with constituent services.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 125 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20515

Best Metro Stop to use: Capitol South

Office visit, any time.

Additional Directions/Instructions: After getting off South Capitol, go to the Cannon Office Building entrance across the street. Once inside go right and we are the 2nd office on your right.

Office Phone Number: 202-225-7751

Number of Students you can Host: We can host around 10-20 people.

House of Representatives: Representative Ben McAdam’s Office

Host: Nick Glenn (interning with Rep McAdams) Senior in Poli Sci.


Senator Mike Lee’s Office

Host: Brecken Denler (BYU Grad), Haley Denler (Georgetown Law Student who can host a group of students to visit the Georgetown Law Center for the Constution, and the Center for Law and Poverty)


Hattaway Communications:

Host: Steve Pierce

A strategic communications firm that helps visionary leaders and organizations achieve ambitious goals that benefit people and the planet.

We’re located at 1717 Rhode Island Ave NW, Suite 650. It’s in between a couple stops. Farragut North, Farragut West and Dupont Circle are all reasonably close.

Host: Steve Pierce, Steve is driven out of bed every morning by a burning desire to make the world a better place, and he brings that passion to his work leading project teams that produce powerful content and winning strategies for our clients and their causes. Before joining Hattaway, Steve worked in the fast-paced world of political campaigns—most recently at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, where he oversaw rapid response efforts and developed messages and media strategies for 21 top-tier U.S. House races. Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Brigham Young University and a Master of Professional Studies in Political Management from The George Washington University. He enjoys spending his free time with his three great loves—his wonderful wife Jessie, his adorable son Cohen, and the game of basketball.

Ford Motor Company:

Host: Curt Magleby, Lobbyist, Federal, local and state advocacy.

Name:                                   Curt Magleby

Position:                              Vice President, Government Relations

Organization:                     Ford Motor Company, Government Relations

Brief Description of Organization:  Global manufacturing, mobility and transportation services company; the government relations office interfaces with Federal, State and Local officials to support public policies (regulations and legislation) to support manufacturing and mobility initiatives.  

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address:                 801 Pennsylvania Avenue,  Suite 400

Best Metro Stop to use: Navy Memorial Stop

2 PM is best.

Additional Directions/Instructions: Check in at desk in entrance

Office Phone Number:   313-333-2170

Number of Students you can Host:  20

Curt Magleby is currently Vice President of U.S. Government Relations. In this position, Magleby engages with policymakers on a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues and oversees Ford’s federal, state and local government affairs. Magleby previously was Director, U.S. State and Local Government Relations.  He reports to Ziad Ojakli, Group Vice President for Government and Community Relations.

Americans for Tax Reform

Host: Rayanne Matlock

Position: Operations Manager & Internship Coordinator

Organization: Americans for Tax Reform

Brief Description of Organization: Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) is a conservative 501c3 nonprofit advocacy organization located in heart of downtown Washington, D.C. ATR opposes all tax increases as a matter of principle. We believe in a system in which taxes are simpler, flatter, more visible, and lower than they are today.  The government’s power to control one’s life derives from its power to tax.  We believe that power should be minimized.

ATR was founded in 1985 by Grover Norquist at the request of President Reagan. The flagship project of Americans for Tax Reform is the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written promise by legislators and candidates for office that commits them to oppose any effort to increase income taxes on individuals and businesses.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 722 12th St NW, Floor 5, Washington DC 20005

Best Metro Stop to use: Metro Center—take the 12th & G exit

Preferred Office Visit Time: Either is fine

  • Morning: 10 AM
  • Afternoon: 2 PM

Additional Directions/Instructions: Our office is across the street from the Marriott hotel at Metro Center.

Office Phone Number: 202-785-0266

Number of Students you can Host: 10-20

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) opposes all tax increases as a matter of principle. We believe in a system in which taxes are simpler, flatter, more visible, and lower than they are today.  The government’s power to control one’s life derives from its power to tax.  We believe that power should be minimized. ATR was founded in 1985 by Grover Norquist at the request of President Reagan. The flagship project of Americans for Tax Reform is the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written promise by legislators and candidates for office that commits them to oppose any effort to increase income taxes on individuals and businesses. Today the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is offered to every candidate for state and federal office and to all incumbents. Nearly 1,400 elected officials, from state representative to governor to US Senator, have signed the Pledge.

Americans for Tax Reform began promoting the Taxpayer Protection Pledge on the state-level in the early 1990s. Additionally, Americans for Tax Reform works with state-based center-right groups to help replicate ATR’s national Wednesday Meeting in the states. Currently, there are over 48 meetings in 40 states. These meetings bring together a broad cross-section of the center-right community- taxpayer groups, social conservative groups, business groups, legislators, etc., to promote limited government ideals. ATR is a nonprofit, 501(c)(4) taxpayer advocacy group. Contributions to Americans for Tax Reform are not tax deductible.  The Americans for Tax Reform Foundation is a 501c(3) research and educational organization.  All contributions to the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent provided for in federal law.

Becket Law Firm — Legal Defense of Religious Liberty

Host: Eric Baxter, VP and Senior Counsel1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Suite 700; Washington, DC 20036; 202-349-7224 | 

Organization: The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Brief Description of Organization: non-profit, non-partisan law firm
Organization’s Webpage:
Office Address: 1200 New Hampshire Ave., NW #700, Washington DC
Best Metro Stop to use: short walk from Foggy Bottom or Dupont Circle (at intersection of 21st/New Hampshire and M st)
Additional Directions/Instructions: Lobby Security will let you up.
Office Phone Number: 202-349-7224
Number of Students you can Host: 15

At Becket, we know that religious liberty is a universal human right. Our cases span a wide range of beliefs and practices, but all share a common vision of a world where freedom of exercise and expression is a protected right, free from government reach. With this vision as our goal, we take cases that will set strong and lasting precedent for all faiths—and we win. I think morning would be best, if possible. And we are a 5-10 min walk from Foggy Bottom and Dupont Circle Metro stops.

U.S. State Department

Host: John Dinkelman, Elizabeth Fitzsimmons

Position: Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Administration – HST Room 6529

Organization: Department of State, Washington, DC 20520

Brief Description of Organization: Foreign Affairs; The Diplomacy Center is the future museum and visitors center for the Department of State. The Center will serve the American public by showcasing the history, practice and challenges of diplomacy and will inspire the next generation of diplomats.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC  20520


1400 hrs.             Visitors Arrive “C” Street Lobby

1405 hrs.             In-Processing and Issuance of Guest Badges

Escorted Movement from “C” Street Lobby to Room 6320

1430 hrs.             Welcome – John Dinkelman

1445 hrs.             Department of State Career Opportunities – The Civil Service

Spencer Montague

1530 hrs.             Department of State Career Opportunities – The Foreign Service

Hayward Alto

1615 hrs.             Wrap up  – John Dinkelman

1630 hrs.             Escorted Movement from Room 6320 to “C” Street Lobby

1645 hrs.             Visitors Depart “C” Street Lobby

Directions: All 18 guests are pre-registered.  Please have all report to the C Street Entrance (“Visitors Entrance” Awning to the west (left) of the Main Entrance to the building at C Street and 22nd Street NW, Foggy Bottom – where they’ll have to go through the standard airport-like security clearance process) WITH government-issued photo ID no later than 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the event.

They will be met and escorted to the room and then escorted back to the C Street entrance at the end of the event.

Best Metro Stop to use: Foggy Bottom Metro (Orange, Blue, Silver lines)

Afternoon: 2 PM

Additional Directions/Instructions: Guests must be pre-registered and should enter via C Street Entrance (C Street and 22nd Street NW – entering security processing at awning marked “Visitors”) then processing guest badge at main lobby desk – government ID required.  Escort required while in building.

Office Phone Number: 202-647-1492

Number of Students you can Host: 20-30


On behalf of the American people, the U.S. State Department promotes and demonstrates democratic values and advances a free, peaceful, and prosperous world.


The U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity.

Representative Rob Bishop’s Office

Host: Lee Lonsberry, Paul Johnson

Position: Director of Communications

Organization: Office of Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01)

Brief Description of Organization: Rep. Bishop represents Utah’s 1st Congressional District in the United States Congress.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 123 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

Best Metro Stop to use: Capitol South

Additional Directions/Instructions:

Office Phone Number: 202 225 0453 (801 698 7349 my cell)

Number of Students you can Host: 10-12

Joint Economic Committee:

Host: Rachel Sheffield

Position: Senior Policy Advisor

Organization: Joint Economic Committee, Office of the Vice Chair Sen. Mike Lee

Brief Description of Organization: Senate committee, currently working on the “social capital project”

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 361-A

Best Metro Stop to use: Union Station

Additional Directions/Instructions: Required to pass through a metal detector, so plan for a few extra minutes in case there are lines to get inside. Some doors only allow staff entry, so be careful to read the signs outside the building or ask a security guard to be sure you’re at a door that allows guests to enter.

Office Phone Number: (202) 224-7056 (or my cell, 818-337-9902)

Number of Students you can Host: 15

Morning: 10 AM

The Joint Economic Committee (JEC) was created when Congress passed the Employment Act of 1946. Under this Act, Congress established two advisory panels: the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) and the Joint Economic Committee. Their primary tasks are to review economic conditions and to recommend improvements in economic policy.

Chairmanship of the Committee alternates between the Senate and House every Congress.

Sidley Austin, LLP Law Firm

Host: Peter V. Lindsay, Partner; Spencer Driscoll, Associate;

Location: 1501 K Street, Washington, DC, NW

Brief Description of Organization:  Sidley Austin LLP is a premier law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. The firm has built a reputation for being an adviser for global business, with more than 2,000 lawyers worldwide. Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality legal services and to offering advice in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters spanning virtually every area of law. The firm’s lawyers have wide-reaching legal backgrounds and are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address:  1501 K St., N.W., Washington DC 20005

Best Metro Stop to use: 1 block from McPherson Square (Orange Line); 2 blocks from Farragut North (Red Line)

Preferred Office Visit Time:

  • Morning: 10 AM, Morning

Additional Directions/Instructions:  Main reception is located on the 6th floor

Office Phone Number:  202-736-8991

Number of Students you can Host:  15

1501 K STREET, N.W.

PHONE:+1 202 736 8000

FAX:+1 202 736 8711

From high-profile transactions to regulatory issues and complex litigation, our lawyers harness their knowledge across multiple legal disciplines to provide a holistic perspective for sophisticated matters.

More than 150 years after the founding of our firm, Sidley today comprises a diverse group of legal professionals from many cultures who are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service. Forging enduring relationships with the business community, while remaining attuned to the dynamic legal landscape, we understand and work to fulfill the needs of our global clients. We are proud to serve this varied and high-caliber group of market leaders, many of whom are pioneers in their respective industries and professions.

Leadership in Law

The firm has built a reputation for successfully representing clients on complex transactional, regulatory and litigation matters spanning a range of legal areas. From our offices in the commercial, financial and regulatory centers of the world, we harness our knowledge to provide thoughtful advice for the myriad legal and business challenges that our clients face.

Committed to Positive Change

We strongly believe in creating opportunities for people of all backgrounds by retaining and promoting outstanding lawyers who reflect the global marketplace and communities that we serve. Our dedication to achieving greater diversity and inclusivity extends beyond our firm to the legal profession as a whole. We are passionate about making a meaningful impact by fostering positive change in many ways. Through our four firmwide pro bono projects, our lawyers and staff devote more than 100,000 hours annually to pro bono work, playing a vital role in people’s lives around the world. In addition, we partner with several charitable organizations as part of our corporate responsibility program, enabling our professionals to contribute their talents to a variety of volunteer projects that benefit communities in need.

Grant Thornton:

Host: Aaron Taylor

Position: Director of Government Affairs

Organization: Grant Thornton (5th largest accounting firm)

Brief Description of Organization:

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 1250 Connecticut Ave., Washington DC 20036

Best Metro Stop to use: DuPont Circle

Additional Directions/Instructions: Exit at the top of the escalator turn left go to Connecticut Avenue. Block south one block. Cross N street. 1250 is the first building on the right.

Office Phone Number: 202-557-1927

Number of Students you can Host:20

Today, Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. These firms help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward-looking advice. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners in these firms, use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues faced by privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions. More than 42,000 Grant Thornton people, across more than 120 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.

Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Through member firms in over 120 countries, including 55 offices in the United States, the partners and employees of Grant Thornton International Ltd member firms provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients around the globe.

The Public Policy and Governmental Affairs (PPGA) function supports the firm’s strategy and business development opportunities by deepening relationships with key legislators and regulators by clearly articulating our policy positions on a range of federal and state policy issues of relevance to our profession.

Marcus Faust, PC (??)

Hosts: Marcus G. Faust/Erin Wetzel

Position: President, Marcus G. Faust, P.C.

Organization: Marcus G. Faust, P.C. Lobbying Firm

Brief Description of Organization: Provide Lobbying services in the Travel, Natural Resources and Energy, Public Entity Domains

Organization’s Webpage: None

Office Address: 332 Constitution Ave, NE

Best Metro Stop to use: Union Station (Red Line) or Capitol South-both a 10-15 minute walk to office from metro

Additional Directions/Instructions: Orange Brick Town Home with a blue door

Office Phone Number: 202-547-5400-Point of Contact, Erin

Number of Students you can Host: 10

HIS RESUME: Faust, a lawyer, runs his own boutique lobbying firm that focuses almost exclusively on counties, cities, water authorities and utility companies in Nevada and Utah.

HIS STORY: The native Westerner specializes in understanding the minutia of law, a valuable skill set in Washington. He founded his firm in 1981.

HIS INFLUENCE: Faust prefers to remain behind the scenes, but his fingerprints are on landmark legislation that created the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act, a national monument at Tule Springs and a payments-in-lieu of taxes program for rural Nevada counties with federal land.

His customers are satisfied: A recent study on lobbyists put Faust at the top of the list for most retained clients in Washington.


Host: Chip Yost

Position: Director, Government & International Affairs

Organization: Westinghouse Electric Company

Brief Description of Organization: Nuclear engineering and supply company; We are at the forefront of clean energy. We build, refuel and maintain nuclear power plants globally. We also are involved in the cleanup of defense weapons sites and the decommissioning of nuclear power plants.

Organization’s Webpage:

Office Address: 1775 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 250 (entrance is on 18th Street)

Best Metro Stop to use: Farragut West (Blue/Orange Line)

Either morning or afternoon.

Additional Directions/Instructions: Please email me with your name so I can clear you into the building. You will need to check in at the front desk.

Office Phone Number: 202-945-6200; 202-945-6412.

Number of Students you can Host: 8

Westinghouse, founded in 1886, has a legacy that lives on with technology that is transforming the human experience, from smart appliances for the home to energy solutions that are cleanly and safely powering us into the next generation. Westinghouse is currently one of the leading producers of nuclear power across the world. In Washington, DC, Chip Yost is the Director of Government and International Affairs.

Westinghouse provides its utility customers around the world with the most reliable, dependable nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel, plant automation and operating plant products and services. It is driven by its powerful history and experience, ground-breaking ideas, focus on safety and sustainability, and our strong team of 11,000 employees around the world.

Westinghouse is primarily focused on nuclear energy technology now. Its goal is simple– to provide solutions to our customers to keep their plants safe, reliable and efficient.

Structured Finance Industry Group

Host: Dallin Merrill
Position: Senior Manager, Mortgage Backed Security Policy and Commercial Mortgage Backed Security Policy
Organization: Structured Finance Industry Group
Brief Description of Organization:  Trade association for the structured finance industry. Our members include issuers, investor, law firms, rating agencies, trustees, servicers, technology providers, and anyone involved in the securitization industry. In addition to our policy and advocacy efforts, we host the world’s largest capital markets conference in Las Vegas every year.
Organization’s Webpage:
Office Address: 1776 Eye St. NW Ste 501
Best Metro Stop to use: Farragut North or Farragut West
Preferred Office Visit Time:
–       Afternoon: 2 PM
Additional Directions/Instructions: FYI: SFIG is looking to hire a summer intern (or two) and may be looking for full-time entry level positions, in particular, students with an interest and/or background in pre-law, finance, accounting, marketing, communications, or economics.

Office Phone Number: 202-524 6306
Number of Students you can Host:  Up to 12