Danica Petroshius and Kara Marchione from the Penn Hill Group joined us to talk about the latest policy, political trends, and challenges that may affect your work on badges. The Penn Hill group is a consulting and lobbying firm in Washington, DC, and has experience working on both sides of the aisle as senior Administration officials, congressional committee staffers, and high-level advisers to senators and members of Congress. In addition to their years in government, they have worked as government and public relations professionals and consultants for an array of well-known organizations — large and small, for-profit and nonprofit.
With background and experience in a range of domestic policy issues, their strongest expertise lies in the areas of education, disability, workforce, nutrition, community service, and health. Members of their team have been involved in the most recent authorization or reauthorization of nearly all major bills in these areas, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Higher Education Act, the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the Workforce Investment Act, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.