Washington, D.C. – Women In Government (WIG) is proud to announce that Jolynn “Lynn” Butler is the recipient of the 2018 Private Sector Award. Ms. Butler will be honored on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Women In Government’s National Legislative Conference at the Park Central Hotel in San Francisco, California.
Butler is the Associate Vice President of State and Legislative Strategy at AT&T. She started with AT&T almost 20 years ago in Indiana in their regulatory division where she developed and implemented the company’s state regulatory policy and compliance with state and federal law and regulations. Later she worked as the primary public policy liaison with state utility regulators and legislators through national and regional associations. Prior to AT&T, Lynn served as the Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and as a State Representative in the Ohio House of Representatives. Lynn was elected Chair of Women In Government’s Business Council in 2016; in this role she serves in an advisory capacity to Women In Government’s Board and Officers.
“We are so honored to present Jolynn Butler with the 2018 Private Sector Award,” stated WIG Chair and State “Senator Nancy Todd (CO), “As an industry leader and former state legislator, Butler exemplifies Women In Government’s mission of connecting legislative leaders.”
Butler first came to WIG on behalf of AT&T sponsorship for the November 2012 Healthcare Summit, then joined the Business Council in 2013. “Her continuing leadership within the Business Council has aligned objectives and activities among all stakeholders to strengthen Women In Government as we embark on our next 30 years,” stated Lucy Gettman, Executive Director.
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Women In Government Foundation, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of women state legislators that provides leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues to all women state legislators. Women In Government leads the nation with a bold, courageous and passionate vision that empowers and mobilizes all women legislators to effect sound policy in areas such as healthcare, education, energy, the environment, transportation, criminal justice and more.