Member Spotlight

Meagan Sunn
Professional Staff Member and Tech/Telecom Counsel

What attracted your to WGR and how has it helped you personally & professionally?
I became involved with Women in Government Relations when I was in law school. WGR's strong network and intentional programming have helped me develop meaningful relationships and gain invaluable insight. I call many members of Women in Government relations friends and mentors and am looking forward to the opportunity to serve as a leader.

What was your original career plan and how did you end up in government relations?
I was originally interested in practicing intellectual property and entertainment law. In my first year of law school, I began working at MMTC, an organization that advocates on behalf of underrepresented communities in media, Internet, telecom, and technology policy. This work brought me to Washington, DC, where I began working at tech and telecom associations and companies as a law clerk in government relations while studying at CUA Law’s Law and Technology Institute. Today I am proud to serve Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez and the majority staff of the House Committee on Small Business.

What is your favorite part of your day job?
My favorite part of my job is meeting tech entrepreneurs. I enjoy learning about their businesses, the challenges they face, and their success stories. It is so inspiring to meet hard-working innovators who have the vision and dedication to bring new technology to life.

What skills do you think are most important in government affairs and why?
The three most important skills in government relations are understanding and explaining complicated concepts quickly and accurately, 2) understanding your audience and finding common ground, and 3) developing and maintaining genuine relationships.

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