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  • Name: Elizabeth Pyke

    Job Title: Director of Government Affairs

    Company Name: National Criminal Justice Association

    Bio: Pyke carries the NCJA members’ policy and funding priorities to Capitol Hill and executive branch agencies. She also works closely with the other state, local and issue advocacy groups in Washington, DC in coalition on state and local criminal justice issues.

    Bio 2: For nearly a decade prior to joining the NCJA, Pyke worked for three governors in their federal relations offices in Washington, DC. Most recently, she served as the Senior Advisor for Federal Relations in the Iowa Office of State-Federal Relations for Governor Tom Vilsack, managing a portfolio of policy issues that included criminal justice, homeland security, natural resources, agriculture and overall appropriations strategy. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Federal Relations for Maryland Governor Parris Glendening, coordinating the State’s federal policy and funding priorities and managed the Governor’s responsibilities as chair of the National Governors Association and as president of the Council of State Governments.

    Bio 3: Pyke received her B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College, and her M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge (England). She is a graduate of the 1994 Leadership America class and is an active member of various volunteer organizations.