Women In Government Appoints Lucy Gettman Executive Director

WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2017 -- Women in Government (WIG) a national nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization representing female state legislators since 1988, today announced that Lucy Gettman has been appointed Executive Director. The selection was made by the Board of Directors of Women in Government.

Gettman joined WIG from the National School Boards Association, a federation of fifty state school boards associations, where she served since 2009, most recently as Chief Advocacy Officer. Gettman brings deep legislative and organizational leadership experience, having served as director of government relations for the Reading Recovery Council of North America, and holding professional positions at the Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio Attorney General's office, and the Inter-University Council of Ohio. She holds a leadership role in Women in Government Relations, an organization of government relations professionals. Gettman also teaches courses on women and political leadership at American University, where she received the Alice Paul Faculty Award in 2014.

"Women in Government will soon celebrate its 30th anniversary," said Colorado Senator Nancy Todd, Chair of the WIG Board of Directors. "Women in Government is excited to have Lucy on board as WIG tackles the policy and political challenges facing women legislators around the country. With her experience and energy, WIG will be poised to do to great things for our members now and in the future."

Women In Government Foundation, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a national non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators that provides leadership opportunities, expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues to all 1,808 women state legislators. www.womeningovernment.org

For further information contact:

State Senator Nancy Todd (CO): 303-866-3432 (office), 303-596-0392 (cell)

Lucy Gettman: 202-333-0825, Ext 214