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Introducing APPAM's Incoming 2023 Policy Council Members


The Policy Council is APPAM's governing board and is responsible for setting policy and creating strategy for the Association. It currently consists of four elected cohorts serving staggered, four-year terms of office.

Ballots were sent to all APPAM members and voting was held December 19, 2022 through January 19, 2023. Please welcome our incoming Policy Council members. Thank you to all our members for voting.

Among the four person cohort for the Policy Council, one is a researcher in a non-academic setting; one is an institutional representative elected by the Committee of Institutional Representatives; one is a researcher in an academic setting; and one is an early career researcher in an academic setting. All will serve four-year terms. 

The APPAM President-Elect is Don Moynihan of Georgetown University, who will serve a one-year term concluding with his appointment to APPAM President following our 2023 Fall Research Conference. Moynihan is the inaugural McCourt Chair at the McCourt School of Public Policy. His nomination came during the 2022 Fall Research Conference.

Congratulations to:


Amy Ellen Schwartz, University of Delaware (researcher in an academic setting)


Sarah Cordes, Temple University (researcher in an academic setting, early career)

LashawnRichburgHayes LaShawn Richburg Hayes, Insight Policy Research (researcher in a non-academic setting) 

TJ McCarthy, University of Southern California (institutional representative)


The APPAM officers (ex officio voting); the APPAM Executive Director and the Editor of JPAM (ex-officio non-voting) comprise the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is also part of the Policy Council.

Elected to the Executive Committee are:

Don_Moynihan Don Moynihan, Georgetown University, as President-Elect for a one-year term concluding with his appointment to APPAM President following our 2023 Fall Research Conference
Ybarra_APPAM_Headshot Marci Ybarra, University of Wisconsin, Madison, as Vice President for a two-year term 
Liana_Fox Liana Fox, Census Bureau, as Treasurer for a two-year term


In addition, one student was appointed by the APPAM President, Christopher (Kitt) Carpenter, Vanderbilt, and the Chair of the Institutional Representatives, Heather Campbell, Claremont Graduate University, to serve a two-year term on the Policy Council through 2024. Congratulations to Eric Henderson from University of California, Los Angeles!

We are excited to see our newly-elected officials help APPAM grow in its service to the public policy community over the coming years!

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