Chaz Cirame

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Chaz Cirame is the former Senior Director of Membership & Development at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).[1]

To see a complete list of ALEC's staff, visit the the ALEC Staff page.

About ALEC
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He is also a Board Member for the Washington Area State Relations Group (WASRG). According to its website, WASRG is " ... one of the nation’s largest organizations dedicated exclusively to serving state government relations professionals. Since the mid-1970s, WASRG has been providing its corporate, trade association and public sector members with a unique and valuable opportunity to interact with their peers, key state officials and public policy experts ... WASRG promotes educational and networking opportunities for busy professionals who work as lobbyists, association staff, government affairs executives and vendor/service representatives."[2] He served as WASRG's President from March 2010 through February 2011 and has sat on the Board of Directors since January 2008.[3][4]

Background

Before becoming the Senior Director of Membership & Development position, Cirame served as Director of Corporate & Non-Profit Relations for ALEC from March 2007 through June 2010.[3]

He has also held other jobs in the political and/or corporate sphere. These include the following:

Director of Development at S4, Inc., self-described as "...a professional services and consulting firm catering to the US Government, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and private entities." The S4, Inc. website shows that its clients are primarily from the military defense industry.[5]

Development Officer at The Leadership Institute, a Virginia based training organisation for potential conservative political leaders.

Political Director of Republican Party of Maine.

Intern for Empower America, which was a right-wing think tank established in 1993. In July 2004 it merged with Citizens for a Sound Economy to form a new group called FreedomWorks.

Intern for GOPAC, a political action committee established in 1979 to elect "Republicans to state and local offices."[3]

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References

  1. American Legislative Exchange Council. Meet Our Staff. Organizational website. Accessed May 25, 2011.
  2. Washington Area State Relations Group. About Us. Organizational website. Accessed May 25, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Chaz Cirame. LinkedIn business profile. Accessed May 25, 2011.
  4. Washington Area State Relations Group. Leadership. Organizational website. Accessed May 25, 2011.
  5. S4. Professional Services and Consulting. Organizational website. Accessed May 25, 2011.

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