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We know we must, but -- deep down -- we suspect we could do it better. We're talking about networking, of course. It's tough but it's necessary, whether you're working for a campaign, organization, or hoping to land your dream job. During this free webinar, you will learn four unexpected ways networking helps you, ten types of people you need to know, and five pieces of information you must get from every contact.
Rich Counts is a government affairs consultant and activist in Washington, DC. He is currently an associate at the EOP Group, a government advocacy firm specializing in executive branch issue resolution, congressional advocacy, and strategic business development services for Fortune 500 companies, national trade associations, and other clients. Rich primarily consults for clients in the financial services, electric utility, and nuclear energy industries.
As former Chairman of the DC Young Republicans, Rich oversaw the deployment of over 400 volunteers to 16 cities in 9 states in 2010, the organization’s largest deployment effort to date. Rich also spearheaded a 300% increase in membership, the creation of an award-winning newsletter, the launch of a daily updated blog, and a revamped national image for the organization. This culminated with the DC Young Republicans winning the 2010 Young Republican State Federation of the Year award. In addition, Rich served as the Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation's (YRNF) Education Committee and the Co-Chair of the YRNF’s 2010 Young Republican Leadership Conference.
Rich grew up on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He received his bachelor’s degree in Political Economy with a minor in Engineering Science from Tulane University. Rich co-hosts the popular networking event, “It’s First Friday,” a monthly networking hub for Capitol Hill conservatives that has spawned similar events in Arizona and New Mexico. Rich received the DC Republican Committee's "Up and Comer" award in 2010, was selected as a District of Columbia delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention, and served as DC Campaign Co-Chair for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.