Our Team

Washington Resource Associates (WRA) is a public affairs consulting firm specializing in strategy and planning, public policy education, communications, and industry collaboration with all levels of government and other stakeholders. Drawing on decades of combined experience, the WRA team is recognized for its expertise in helping clients achieve their public and government affairs priorities.

Chris Long

Chris Long

President and CEO
Christopher Long is President and CEO of Washington Resource Associates (WRA), the Center for Public Policy Innovation (CPPI), and founder of the Digital Dialogue Forum and Homeland Security Dialogue Forum. Mr. Long has built a ...
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David Macklin

David Macklin

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
David Macklin is a respected leader on matters related to information technology policy. He serves as Senior Policy Advisor to the Digital Dialogue Forum, Washington DC’s premier technology policy round table. Comprised of world-leading technology ...
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Jim Ruda

Jim Ruda

Senior Policy Advisor
A veteran leader in private sector government affairs matters, Jim Ruda spent his first career at AT&T where he was responsible for strategic market management of the state and local government and education sectors, state ...
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Kate Mereen

Kate Mereen

Vice President, Government Affairs
Executive Director, Digital Dialogue Forum (DDF)
Kate Mereen serves as Vice President of Government Affairs for Washington Resource Associates and is Executive Director of the Digital Dialogue Forum. Her area of expertise and primary focus in the firm is technology policy. Over ...
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Megan (Ignash) Mance

Megan (Ignash) Mance

Director, Government Affairs
Executive Director, Homeland Security Dialogue Forum (HSDF)
Megan Mance is Director of Government Affairs for Washington Resource Associates (WRA) and the Executive Director of the Homeland Security Dialogue Forum (HSDF). In this capacity, Megan works closely with HSDF industry members to understand ...
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Lori Baux

Lori Baux

Senior Manager, Grassroots Programs
Lori Baux is Senior Manager for Grassroots Programs, directing public education and outreach projects for Washington Resource Associates (WRA), one of the top public affairs consulting firms in Washington, DC. Ms. Baux is a grassroots ...
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Miriam Lopez

Miriam Lopez

Production Manager
Miriam Lopez is Washington Resource Associates’ Administrative Assistant; a position she has held since 2000. Ms. Lopez provides critical administrative support for WRA’s signature programs, the Digital Dialogue Forum and the Homeland Security Dialogue Forum, ...
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