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GWAFP September 2016 Monthly Meeting

  • 14 Sep 2016
  • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Bank of America


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September 2016 Monthly Luncheon Event


September 14, 2016


Bank of America

730 15th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006


Bank of America



12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Buffet Lunch, Welcome and Introductory Remarks

1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

"A Day in the Life of a Consumer Investigative Reporter”, Susan Hogan from NBC4

2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

"The 2016 Election - Reading the Tea Leaves",

Sara Fagen from DDC Advocacy


Members: $35

Non-Members: $55

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“A Day in the Life of a Consumer Investigative Reporter”

SpeakerSusan Hogan from NBC4.

Susan Hogan is the Consumer Investigative reporter for News4, continuing NBC4’s decades-long mission of providing important and impactful information to people in the Washington region.

After covering consumer news for almost 25 years in New England, Hogan joined News4 in early 2016, continuing NBC4’s strong focus of providing important and impactful news to our viewers. 

Through her NBC4 Responds campaign, Hogan works with a team of specialized producers to investigate consumer complaints.   Their goal is to recoup money and get refunds consumers deserve. 

Hogan began her career in Boston and Bangor, Maine.  She joined WPRI-TV in Providence in 1992 and built up the station’s consumer unit to a well-known entity.  Her reports helped viewers save time, exercise caution and recover millions of dollars over the years. 

Her work has been recognized many times, including by two Attorneys General who presented her with the prestigious Justice Award in recognition of her commitment to consumer protection.

Hogan is a native of New England and a graduate of Syracuse University.  She is an avid runner, completing both the 2014 and 2015 Boston Marathons.  She has three children and lives in Northern Virginia.   

“The 2016 Election - Reading the Tea Leaves”

Speaker:  Sara Fagen, Entrepreneur and Partner, DDC Advocacy.

An entrepreneur with a keen eye for integrating data and technology, Sara Fagen is one of the nation's leading political and issue strategists. Sara offers considerable insight and expertise to some of the world's most influential brands. She is adept at helping her clients leverage the full potential of technology, politics, and communications to achieve their desired outcomes, all while maximizing their marketing and advocacy dollars.

Sara honed her skills while serving as a senior aide and White House Political Director for President George W. Bush. She also played a key role in the President's 2004 re-election campaign, in which she served as a senior strategist directing opinion research and paid media. After the campaign, The Wall Street Journal called her a "data whiz," saying, "As a top strategist for the 2004 Bush-Cheney re-election efforts, Fagen helped perfect political micro-targeting."

Sara became a Partner at DDC Advocacy in 2011 after the company acquired BlueFront Strategies, an issue advocacy firm she founded in 2008. Sara now creates customized strategies for DDCA's clients, integrating cutting-edge targeting and other data-driven approaches to help them achieve their public policy objectives. In 2008, Sara co-founded Resonate Insights, a leading big-data online analytics and media firm. In 2013, she joined the partners of TargetPoint Consulting to form Deep Root Analytics, a media analytics company that helps clients use big data to make smarter ad-buying decisions. She is a graduate of Drake University.   


Course attendance recommended for 1 CPE, CAE, CTP and FP&A credit per 50 minutes.

Delivery Method: Group-live

Program Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: No Prerequisites Required

Advanced Preparation: No Advanced Preparation Required

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