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Melanie Pfeiffenberger
Melanie Pfeiffenberger Director of Political Affairs , ABC National

Melanie Pfeiffenberger is ABC’s director of political affairs. Prior to joining ABC, she served as the executive director of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, the premiere national organization dedicated exclusively to electing more Republicans to state legislatures. She has experience working in fundraising, grassroots advocacy and local government. Melanie is a native Pennsylvanian and resides in Northern Virginia.


Kristen Swearingen
Kristen Swearingen Vice President, Legislative & Political Affairs , ABC National

Kristen Swearingen serves as vice president of legislative and political affairs at ABC National. She leads the association’s lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and coalition efforts in the business community. Prior to joining ABC, Swearingen served as a staffer in the office of former Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.). Ms. Swearingen is a graduate of the College of Charleston.


Vance Walter
Vance Walter Manager of Legislative and Political Affairs , ABC National

Vance Walter manages ABC’s small business, transportation and infrastructure, energy, environment and natural resources federal legislative portfolio. He also helps manage ABC PAC with ABC’s political affairs team. Prior to joining ABC, Vance worked in the polling industry for Public Opinion Strategies. He is a native of Virginia and a graduate of the University of Arizona.