(CHICAGO) DECEMBER 5, 2014 – Yesterday, the Association of Government Relations Professionals (AGRP) recognized Eric Dell as Volunteer of the Year at an annual industry event in Washington, D.C. He was also elected to a three-year term to the AGRP Board of Directors.
“We are very proud of Eric and join ARGP and all of NAMA in congratulating him on this accomplishment. Recognition of excellence by professional peers is one of the highest forms of achievement. His leadership of NAMA’s government affairs work provides enormous value for our industry and enhances NAMA’s image and reputation nationwide,” said Carla Balakgie, NAMA President and CEO, who attended the awards ceremony. “He plays a vital role for our organization. For the many successes Eric’s helped to achieve, we’re glad he’s on our team.”
According to the AGRP, this award recognizes a volunteer member who has gone beyond the call of duty voluntarily in offering exemplary service on behalf of the Association of Government Relations Professionals — its mission, membership and the profession.
AGRP established this annual award to appropriately recognize an individual who has displayed vision, support, and leadership toward improving the lobbying profession and unselfishly supporting the work of the association’s board of directors.
Over the past year, Eric has organized multiple AGRP member of Congress events as well as spoken at Lobbying Certificate Program (LCP) courses. As Chief of Staff for Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) he would regularly present at AGRP LCP courses on communicating with Congress. In addition, he served as an active member of the AGRP Congressional Programs Committee.
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