Gayle Gerdes has over 10 years of government relations experience and is a former staffer for The Concord Coalition, having served as a regional director. In that role she organized and led educational events alongside members of Congress, coordinated town hall meetings, did news media interviews, wrote op-ed pieces, and developed relationships with local community organizations.
Gerdes, based just outside Washington, also has bipartisan and bicameral experience on Capitol Hill. She served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Chris John (D-La.), advising the congressman on health care and Social Security issues. She also researched and analyzed proposed legislation for impacts on the congressional district as well as the federal budget, led joint staff events for coalitions on behalf of the congressman, briefed reports and prepared statements for committee meetings, and served as a liaison to constituents, interest groups, committees and agencies.
As a legislative correspondent to Sen. Timothy Hutchinson (R-Ark.), Gerdes composed responses to constituent concerns, researched legislative topics for senior staff and addressed needs of constituents.