Interested in learning about how to navigate the professional waters in Washington D.C.? Join us for coffee chat as we welcome Tom Lopach, Chief of Staff for Senator Jon Tester (D-MT).

Tom will discuss career advice and transition for political science, international relations, communications, history and more in relation to Washington D.C.

Tom Lopach is currently serving as Senator Jon Tester’s (D-MT) Chief of Staff.  In that role he leads the Washington, DC and Montana Senate staff in work on behalf of Senator Tester and Montanans.  Prior to this assignment Lopach served as an appointee of the Obama-Biden Administration at the Export-Import Bank of the United States where he served as Senior Vice President of Congressional Affairs.  In the 2007-2008 election cycle Tom was the National Finance Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee where he led a staff that raised over $137 million for Democratic Senate campaigns – a record amount of money raised for the DSCC.  Lopach was also part of a team that helped to bring the Democratic Caucus in the US Senate to 59.  Before serving at the DSCC Lopach spent eight years working for the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA).  At the end of his time with Senator Kennedy Lopach was Finance Director for Kennedy’s 2006 re-election campaign and Executive Director of Kennedy’s political action committee, the Committee for a Democratic Majority.  Lopach is a native of Helena, MT and a 1996 graduate of Gonzaga University with a bachelor of arts in political science and additional concentrations in international studies and women’s studies.

If you are interested in government, politics or learning more about how to navigate the system invite them to this informal coffee chat!

Save the Date!
Date: Friday, October 22nd
Time: 9-10 am
Where: Road to Bali

Coffee and pastries to be provided!

Please RSVP to careercenter@gonzaga.edu by Wednesday October 20th in order to have an accurate count.