On December 5, 2016 the SPIA Alumni Board hosted an evening reception during the 30th Biennial Legislative Institute. The Biennial Institute, hosted by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, provides new and veteran legislators with information and training that will help them make better-informed decisions for Georgia. A recognized event on the state’s political calendar since 1958, the Biennial Institute provides legislators with valuable time for learning, networking, and exploring state issues prior to the upcoming session of the General Assembly.

The reception event was attended by SPIA alumni serving in the legislature as well as lobbyists from a variety of industries. Honorary hosts of the event included Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer (AB ’88), Representative Matt Dollar (AB ’01), Representative Chuck Efstration (AB ’04), Representative Jason Shaw (AB ’96),  and Senator-Elect Blake Tillery (AB ’06, JD ’10).

Thank you to our generous sponsors who made the event possible!
Wendi Clifton Political Consulting


BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia
Thomas and Frances Beusse
Christie Haynes
McGuireWoods Consulting