In the role of Vice President of External Affairs at the Corps Network, Mary Ellen directs all The Corps Network's advocacy work, including work with Capitol Hill, Federal Agencies and grassroots outreach.
Mary Ellen has an expertise in government relations with a focus on the areas of education and workforce development.Mary Ellen brings ten years of experience on Capitol Hill, including two years on the House Committee on Education and Labor handling post-secondary education, training, and life-long learning programs. During her time on the Hill, Mary Ellen worked for Representatives Matthew G. Martinez (D-CA) and Nydia Velazquez (D-NY). Before joining The Corps Network, Mary Ellen was Vice President of Government Relations at the Education Finance Council, the national trade association for nonprofit and state based student loan providers. Prior to that, she spent two years as the Assistant to the President of the University of Montana