Staff

Interim Executive Director

Former Colorado Senate President Pro Tempore Nancy Todd

Interim Executive Director Former Colorado Senate President Pro Tempore Nancy Todd

Former Colorado Senate Pro Tempore Nancy Todd represented Colorado District 28 2012-2020 after serving 8 years in the House of Representatives. She served as Chair of the Senate Committee on Education and Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Technology and was Member of the Senate Committees on Finance and Legislative Audit. Senator Todd served on the Women In Government Board of Directors representing the Western Region, then moved to the Executive Committee and served most recently as Chair then Past Chair. 

Immediate Past Executive Director

Lucy Gettman

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Lucy Gettman is Executive Director of Women In Government (WIG), Inc., an organization of women state legislators that provides leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums and educational resources for policy makers. She previously served as Chief Advocacy Officer for the National School Boards Association (NSBA) the federation of 50 state associations representing 90,000 local school board members. Prior to NSBA, Gettman was Director of Government Relations for the Reading Recovery Council of North America, from which she received the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Award in 2009. She also held professional positions at the Ohio House of Representatives, the Ohio Attorney General and the Inter-University Council of Ohio. Gettman is an Adjunct Professor for the School of Public Affairs at American University and received the Alice Paul Faculty Award in 2014. Gettman also serves on the Leadership Circle for Women in Government Relations (WGR) a professional society for government relations and public affairs professionals. In 2017 Gettman received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Career Achievement from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.

Managing Director

Maura LaGue

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Maura LaGue serves as Women In Government's Managing Director. Under the direction of the Executive Director, she develops and executes procedures and programs to achieve strategic goals of the organization. As part of this work, Maura utilizes her decades of experience in research and relationship-building to identify trends and foster collaborations so that women legislators have the tools they need to make sound policy decisions. As a former business owner in the US and South America, Maura brings valuable private sector insight into WIG’s non-profit context and looks forward to furthering WIG’s efforts to connect state work across national and global landscapes.

Prior to her work with WIG, Maura earned a BA in Slavic Studies from Indiana University with concentrations in Eastern European and Russian Studies and Central Asia.  Through her past business ventures, she was a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Indianapolis, Indiana) and Venamcham (Venezuela). Additionally, she has worked on economic development projects on behalf of other entities and has worked as a consultant for foreign nationals seeking to start small businesses in the U.S.

 

Outreach and Development Manager

Laura Blake

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Laura Blake is the Outreach and Development Manager at Women In Government. In this role, she oversees programming around various healthcare topics and other policy issues for national conferences and state events, recruits women state legislators from across the country for educational opportunities and awareness campaigns, and cultivates relationships with private sector partners and advocacy groups. 


Prior to joining Women In Government, Laura worked in both the private and non-profit sectors in Washington, DC. Laura has extensive experience with project management, the facilitation of educational programming, and building partnerships.  She is actively engaged with Women in Government Relations and the State Government Affairs Council.

Laura earned her M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and her B.S./B.A. degree in Business Management and Spanish from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

 

Communications Coordinator

Lindsey Eggsware

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Lindsey is the Communications Coordinator for Women In Government. In collaboration with the WIG team, Lindsey develops and executes all social, digital and print media strategies for the organization. She creates the monthly WIG at Work Newsletter to keep state legislators and private sector members up to date on WIG events, resources, and information. Lindsey handles all press releases and manages WIG’s social media accounts.

Lindsey's background consists of working in a Florida State Senator’s office and various political campaigns in which the candidate won. She participated regularly in Transportation and Infrastructure meetings with FDOT, TBARTA, and HART. She was also sought out to participate on the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) where she was involved and tasked with researching, advocating, and voting on many improvements for the Tampa Bay region. Lindsey earned her bachelor's degree in Editing, Writing, and Media from Florida State University.