ANNOUNCING: ACYPL Delegate Kouri Marshall!
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Posted by: Tara Bardella
Democratic GAIN is proud to announce that our Executive Director Kouri C. Marshall will be participating a in a 14-day political exchange program to Australia as a delegate on a trip organized by the American Council of Young Political Leaders!:
Kouri Marshall to Participate in Political Exchange to Australia
Exchange to Focus on Public Diplomacy
(Washington, DC) – Kouri Marshall, Executive Director of Democratic GAIN, will participate in a 14-day
political exchange program to Australia as a delegate on a trip organized by the American Council of
Young Political Leaders (ACYPL).
Marshall will join six other emerging political and policy leaders between the ages of 25-40 from across
the United States to explore the governance, politics, and policy making in Australia. The exchange is
being arranged by ACYPL in partnership with the US Embassy-Canberra, and the Australian Political
Exchange Program, and made possible by a grant from the United States Department of State Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs.
“ACYPL exchanges give American local leaders a global perspective. Throughout their program,
delegates will meet with high-level government and policy officials, political party representatives,
business and community leaders, and ACYPL alumni,” explained ACYPL CEO Linda Rotunno. “They
will explore a whole range of issues, and gain a unique perspective on Australia’s history, politics and
culture. Most importantly, we hope they will forge professional relationships and friendships that will last
In addition to Marshall, the American delegates participating in this exchange include: The Honorable
Raumesh Akbari, Member, Tennessee General Assembly, Jinyoung Lee Englund, Vice President of
Strategy, Digital Currency Council, Leslie Fox, Director, Legislative Outreach, International Council of
Shopping Centers, Stephen Plevniak, Manager, Federal Government Affairs, Xcel Energy Inc., The
Honorable Katrina Shankland, Assistant Minority Leader, Wisconsin State Assembly. The group will be
accompanied by ACYPL alumnus Doug Stang, Director, State and Local Public Affairs, 3M.
Since 1966, the American Council of Young Political Leaders [ACYPL] has designed and implemented
unique international exchange activities for political leaders worldwide. Our programs are designed to
encourage civil discourse, active citizenship, and engaged and sound public policy making. They
promote sustained professional relationships and friendships among young people poised to become
tomorrow’s global leaders and policy makers.
For more information on ACYPL, please visit http://www.acypl.org