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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

DC Flack Profile: Marcie Ridgway, Information Technology Industry Council

Our profile series continues with Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) Communications Director and Hill vet Marcie Ridgway. ITI represents some of the country's top technology companies.

Hometown:
Bedford, Texas

How long have you been in your current position? 4 months!

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grow up? Lawyer

Where did you fall in your family’s birth order (i.e., eldest child, middle child)? I’m the baby!

What college did you go to and what was your major? University of Texas, Political Science, of course!

Did you ever work on the Hill? If so, for whom? Yes, for many years! Members include: Cong. Sam Johnson, Cong. Dave Camp, and Senator George Voinovich

The nerdiest thing you ever did as a kid was…ooo stop – I didn’t do anything nerdy.

What was your very first job? Sales in a shoe store

Biggest vice (PG-rated): Shoes!

When did you first think you might want to get into PR? While working for Rep. Dave Camp, I interviewed and told him I wanted to be a Healthcare LA…he thought I was better suited for PR. He was right.

Which print publications do you subscribe to at home? Golf Magazine, Wine Spectator, and Time.

Over your career, what are the most obscure policy issues that you’ve had to beef up on in order to field media inquiries? Human Capital.

On the weekends you can be found… golfing, sailing on the bay, or at a sporting event.

Favorite vacation spot: St. Barths – although I haven’t been there yet!

If you weren’t in PR, you’d probably be…owner of a shoe store! Do you see a theme?

1 Comments:

Anonymous Stuart said...

I have a place in my golf foursome for Ms. Ridgway this weekend.

9/26/2006 10:21:00 AM

 

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