Updated: Nov 14, 2023
Fairfax, VA — The National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics (NILE) is thrilled to announce the recipients of its 2023 Top Lobbyist award. In 2020 NILE embarked on a mission to create an annual list that recognizes excellence in lobbying while ensuring the selection process is purely merit-based. Our dedicated panel of judges blindly evaluated each nominee to guarantee that the honor of being a Top Lobbyist is earned solely through outstanding performance and dedication to their profession in the given year.
“This award celebrates the top in our profession this year,” stated Jocelyn Hong, NILE President. “This award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to those they represent, as well as those who have made a commitment to giving back through pro-bono work. Given the number of local, state, and federal lobbyists, grassroots, and PAC professionals, to be singled out by your peers for this award has real meaning,” added Hong.
The 2023 Top Lobbyist list is a diverse representation of the advocacy profession, featuring lobbyists, PAC professionals, and grassroots professionals who were nominated by their peers. These individuals have not only demonstrated their exceptional skills in advocacy but have also showcased innovation and thought leadership, earned high regard from their clients and peers, and actively contribute to their community through charity/pro bono work. Their dedication, expertise, and commitment to ethical practices have made them exemplary representations of the profession.
The 2023 Top Lobbyist recipients will be celebrated at an awards reception on November 16, 2023, where they will receive the recognition for their outstanding achievements in 2023.