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FINANCIAL GLAMAZON 9

SAMANTHA DEZUR

VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INDUSTRY RELATIONS, EDUCATION FINANCE COUNCIL

Growing up in Oshkosh, Wis., Samantha dreamed of something bigger, which led her to the Big Apple when she was 21. She landed an internship at Marie Claire that was documented as a reality show. Despite her 15 minutes of fame, she quickly learned the fashion world was not for her and that she wanted a career where she could affect change. Her next stop was Washington where she got a master’s degree in public relations and corporate communications from Georgetown. Now, Samantha is playing a leading role in shaping the Education Finance Council’s advocacy strategy on higher education and finance issues. When she’s not busy analyzing key congressional, regulatory, political and economic issues, she can be spotted at her favorite District haunt:The Columbia Room. FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation because my younger brother has type 1 diabetes LITTLE-KNOWNFACT I was on a reality show on the Style network called “Running in Heels.” MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible.’” (Audrey Hepburn)

SARALANGE Public Relations Manager, Neiman Marcus KARIMLATEEF Trade Development Director Charmer Sunbelt Group/Diageo North America MATTLAUER Partner, Qorvis Communications LLC EDDIELEE Co-founder, Jubilee Project BECKYLEE Executive Director Founder, Becky’s Fund PUMLEFEBURE Co-founding Partner/Creative Director, Design Army

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JAKELEFEBURE CEO/Co-founder, Design Army SVETLANALEGETIC Co-founder BrightestYoungThings KEITHLEMER President, Wellnet Healthcare Group ZACHLEONSIS Manager, Business and Development, Monumental Sports & Entertainment JEFFREYLERNER Political Director, DNC RACHELLERNER SVP of Community Relations, J Street ALEXISLEVINE Founder/Innovation Officer, Savvy Media

PAULLINDSAY Communications Director, National Republican Congressional Committee

VIOLETTAMARKELOU Photographer,Visual Artist

SOMMERMATHIS Editor, Atlantic Cities

KRISTENLODAL Co-founder/CEO, LIFT

KOURIMARSHALL Campaign Manager, Anita Bonds for DC Council

ASHINDIMAXTON Director Political Partnership Programs, SEIU International

LINDSEYMASK Founder/CEO, Ladies America and Mask Media Co.

RICHARDMCADAMS Manager of Major Gifts, Heritage Foundation

JACLYNMASON Owner, Charm Georgetown

AMBERMCDONALD Associate, Baker & Mill; Founder, The Kindness Collective

LTORIANAMASTRO Asst. Tenured Professor, Edwin Walsh School of Foreign Service, Strategic Analyst, Department of Defense

TOMMYMCFLY DJ/Radio Host, 94.7 Fresh FM

LARHONDALOMBARDI Sports marketing professional RAFAELMENDESLOUREIRO Foreign Associate, Hogan & Hartson LLC ANNIELOWREY Economic Policy Correspondent, The New York Times SARAHMARGON Deputy Washington Director, Human Rights Watch

ALYSSAMASTROMONACO Deputy Chief of Staff, The White House

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