Stephanie D. Vance, also known as the “Advocacy Guru”, is the author of five books including Citizens in Action: A Guide to Influencing Government and The Influence Game. She’s a 25 year veteran of Washington, D.C. political scene and has held positions as a lobbyist, grassroots consultant and Congressional aide.
Ms. Vance's experiences as a legislative director and Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill led her to found Advocacy Associates, a firm dedicated to helping individuals and organizations be both heard and agreed with in the legislative environment.
Ms. Vance holds a Master’s Degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University, a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies at Georgetown University, and a Master's Degree in Fine Arts from Western State Colorado University. She lives and works in Washington DC.
Jason Jordan is a principal partner in the public affairs firm of Advocacy Associates. Mr. Jordon has spent more than a decade helping organizations, candidates, and causes succeed in the political arena. Before joining Advocacy Associates, Mr. Jordan spent six years as the director of government relations for the American Planning Association in Washington, DC where he was the organization’s senior lobbyist and managed grassroots programs. He has a broad background in association management having also led policy and advocacy initiatives for a diverse array of organizations, including the Council for Urban Economic Development, National Association of Installation Developers, and the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. In addition to orchestrating grassroots and lobbying initiatives, Mr. Jordon has been a leader in public policy related to community development, transportation and smart growth.
Previously, Mr. Jordan worked for former United States Senator Max Cleland. In addition, he has broad political campaign experience having managed field operations and provided general strategic guidance for both congressional and statewide campaigns. An Atlanta native, Mr. Jordan has degrees from Emory University and American University.