Cloture Club & Link Tank: How to Make it in DC

Frustrated ambitions? Don’t like working for free, or what feels like free?

You’re in good company.

We’ve put together a panel of speakers and invited special guests who have been there and found a way to navigate the terrain of politics, cynicism, and competition to pursue their passions and build a meaningful career in DC.

Linktank is all about connecting you to ideas, people, and institutions that matter to you. In this event, we’re giving you access to an array of experts in their field and an opportunity to mingle with like-minded interns and young professionals.

So, come for the advice, put your networking skills to the test, and a grab a couple of drinks included with your ticket.

Featured Panelists

KEITH EBY is a senior account executive for POLITICO Pro. Prior to joining POLITICO, Eby was president of his own business development consulting firm, specializing in marketing, sales and new product launches. Previously he held research, product launch and business development positions over the course of 15 years at The Advisory Board Co., a health care research and consulting firm.
TOBY DALTON is the deputy director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his research focuses on cooperative nuclear security initiatives and the management of nuclear challenges in South Asia and East Asia. 
JESSICA TAYLOR joined GE as part of the Communication Leadership Development Program (CLDP). During the program, she worked in Brussels and Dubai on marketing and communication initiatives. She joined the Global Public Affairs team in Washington D.C. in June 2010 to support the team’s thought leadership and digital efforts.
ARNIE THOMAS brings over 25 years of mentoring, relationship and leadership management experience to his group. He is known for his ability to effectively reach all ages, cultures and both genders. Arnie brings more to his clients because of his willingness to share his highly proven and mastered skills and his devotion to treat each client as an individual. Also a frequent contributor with‘sEveryday Mentor.

Special Guest Bios

 is the director of digital at Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS), a policy and communications consultancy. Noah specializes in content strategy and user experience. He also works with start-ups outside of the beltway interested in entering policy and political conversations.
RYAN CALDWELL left his job as a mental health administrator in order to pursue a job in national security policy in 2008. His participation in three successive internships with different organizations helped him land a job with consulting firm J.A. Green & Company, where he analyzes defense legislation and policy. Ryan holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Duke University.
Rina Shah
Principal & Founder, Rilax Strategies
Sarah Ireland
A recuritor with TRAK Services and a frequent contributor with
Ryan Caldwell
Policy Director, J.A. Green & Company


– Networking
– Panel Session with Linktank Discussant
– Open Q & A
– Networking + Special Guests

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