Alumni

Alumni

Our more than 3,500 alumni are leaders in politics, communications, and advocacy. Every year the Graduate School of Political Management celebrates the success of our alumni. We honor those who exemplify GSPM’s values through their career accomplishments and contributions to their communities, GSPM, or the George Washington University.

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Our Alumni Association holds regular events to keep our community connected and engaged. To learn more or join, contact Alumni Association President Ed Elfmann


Graduate School of Political Management Alumni Achievement Award Winners

Robert Hoopes

Robert Hoopes

Class of 1992, 2015 Alumni Achievement Award Winner

Robert Hoopes is the President of VOX Global and General Manager of FleishmanHillard's Washington, DC office, and is recognized as a thought leader in strategic communications. He was previously Chief of Staff to Vice President Joe Biden.

Traci Scott

Traci Scott

Class of 1996, 2015 Alumni Achievment Award Winner

Traci Scott is the Regional Liason Officer, Commanding General 1st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley Kansas and founder of the Green Dress Project, which empowers young girls to learn how to transition into professional environments. 

Janelle Brevard

Janelle Brevard

Class of 2001, 2016 Alumni Achievment Award Winner

Janelle Brevard is  the Vice President of Communications at the Council on Foundations. She has served as an advisor and speechwriter in the State Department and United States Senate. 

 

Matt Rhoades

Matt Rhoades

Class of 1999, 2013 Alumni Achievement Award Winner

Matt Rhoades is the founder and CEO of America Rising, an opposition research SuperPAC. He previously served as campaign manager for Republican Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign. 

This Month's Featured Alumnus

In addition to our Alumni Achievement Award Winners, we are proud to highlight the accomplishments of our other graduates. To share your story, visit our Share Your Alumni Story page.

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David Payne, Political Management Class of 2004

David Payne

 

David Payne is one of the premier digital strategists in politics. He recently launched his own firm, CODAVATE, a full-service digital public affairs firm. Prior to striking out on his own, he established the digital practice at VOX Global, a leading public affairs firm.