SIMKHAN Attorney and Creative Head, Brimble & Clark Custom Clothiers SUZANNEKIANPOUR Capitol Hill Producer, BBC News CAROLYN AMIRPASHAIEKING Director of Operations, Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) ALBERTKLEINE Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics JULIEKOHLER Executive Vice President and Chief Operationg Officer, The Democracy Alliance AJAYKORI Co-Founder, UrbanStems CARINEKRAWIEC Owner, Carineâ€™s Bridal Atelier JACKIEKUCINICH Politics Reporter, The Washington Post
TONY ANDRAFFI WILLIAMS are considered two of the brightest young minds in the Republican Party. As director of government affairs for Comcast,Tony helped create and launch the companyâ€™s Internet Essentials program, which has connected 1.4 million lowincome Americans to the Internet. Raffi, deputy press secretary for the Republican National Committee, was instrumental in aiding the RNC to usher in a new Republican majority in the Senate and the largest majority in the House since World War II. Both brothers count their father, Juan Williams, as their mentor and call him a man who shaped them into who they are today. TONY What is your advice for newcomers to your field? â€œListen more than you speak. In fact for every minute you spend talking, spend at least four times that long listening.â€? RAFFI Whom do you admire professionally? â€œMy boss Reince Priebus, who has reinvented the role of the modern political party.â€?
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From the February 2015 issue of Washington Life Magazine