Advocacy Help Desk | 2022

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About This Session

An opportunity to chat, and ask further questions, informally, with Americans for the Arts Government Affairs staff about federal advocacy, lobbying and policy.

Speakers:

Tera Proby, Narric Rome

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Tera Proby

Advocacy Manager

Americans for the Arts

As Advocacy Manager, Tera’s key responsibilities includecommunicating Americans for the Arts’ message to Congress and theAdministration and advancing the organization’s grassroots advocacy throughoutthe country. Prior to joining Americans for the Arts, she served as aGovernment Affairs Associate with The Ohio State University’s Office ofGovernment Affairs and worked on Capitol Hill in the offices of CongresswomenNydia Velazquez (NY-07) and Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11).

Tera is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University and Grand CanyonUniversity. She holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor ofArts degree in English Literature and Language. When she isn’t working, Teraenjoys practicing yoga, reading, and exploring the culinary arts. She lives inColumbia, Maryland, and is a proud dog mom to a poodle named Peanut. 

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/tera-proby-82367454

Narric Rome

Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education

Americans for the Arts

Narric Rome serves as Vice President for Government Affairs and Arts Education at Americans for the Arts.  In his role he manages federal, state, and local government advocacy, grassroots campaigns, policy development, and national coalition-building efforts with cultural, civic, and private sector organizations with the goal of influencing public policies that advance direct and indirect support for the arts and arts education.

Narric is responsible for promoting the Americans for the Arts’ message to Congress and the Biden Administration, and leading the policy development for the annual National Arts Action Summit, including Arts Advocacy Day, which involves coordinating over 85 arts organizations as partners. In 2019, the advocacy effort by Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund to "#SaveTheNEA" was celebrated by the Public Affairs Council with their Lobbying Innovation Award.

Most recently, Narric has pursued a national campaign to boost the creative economy and workforce by building support for a trio of congressional bills including the Creative Economy Revitalization Act, the CREATE Act and PLACE Act in Congress.

Narric also oversees the Americans for the Arts education program that seeks equitable access to the arts through advocacy at the national, state and local levels. This work has included overseeing a $1.5 mil. three-year multi-state policy initiative, and successful passage of the National Arts In Education Week resolution through both bodies of Congress.

Prior to joining Americans for the Arts, Narric worked on the policy staff of Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign in Vermont and served as a legislative aide to Secretary Richard Riley at the U.S. Department of Education where he received the Peer Recognition Award in 1999.  Earlier in his career, Narric worked on Capitol Hill, at the Podesta Group and on several state and national political campaigns. He is the immediate past-president of the Vermont State Society.

Narric holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University.


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