Fels Public Policy in Practice Speaker Series with Elizabeth Vale featuring Tammy Patrick

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Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Information: 

Join us for this Public Policy in Practice event as we welcome Tammy Patrick, Senior Advisor to the Elections program at Democracy Fund.

Tammy Patrick is a Senior Advisor to the Elections program at Democracy Fund, an independent foundation working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. Focusing on modern elections, Tammy joined Democracy Fund in 2017 to help lead the effort to foster a voter-centric elections system and work to provide election officials across the country with the tools and knowledge they need to best serve their voters.

In 2013 Tammy was selected by President Obama to serve as a Commissioner on the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA) which led to a position at the Bipartisan Policy Center to further the work of the commission. Prior to that, she was the Federal Compliance Officer for Maricopa County Elections Department for eleven years where she established herself as a collaborative partner for those seeking to improve the American voting experience, testifying in more than a dozen state legislatures—as well as in both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

Tammy serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Policy and has represented the National Association of Election Officials (Election Center) to the United States Postal Service’s Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) for over a decade.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Purdue University and is certified by Auburn University as a Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA).

About the series:

The Public Policy in Practice Series, led by Fels Distinguished Fellow Elizabeth Vale, is designed to provide students with a variety of perspectives and compelling personal narratives that will help them not only form their opinions on important issues but will also help shape their careers. This series is offered in conjunction with the Fels graduate Public Management course required of all Fels MPA and Executive MPA students. Fels is proud to offer these important conversations to the entire Penn community and members of the public.

Remarks begin promptly at 6 p.m.


Zoom - A link will be emailed to registrants on the morning of the event.
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