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Navigating Federal Policy Through Turbulent Seas | Bill Shute

Bill Shute is an executive management professional and government relations expert with high-tech startup experience who has spent his entire professional career working in the federal policy arena. In addition to creating and hosting 80-Proof Politics, he is currently Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of the Scholars Advisory Board for Dome Compass, Inc., a non-partisan mobile platform for federal policy decision-makers, and is the Executive Director of the LBJ School of Public Affairs Washington Center.

He ran the University of Texas System DC office for 18 years as Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations where he managed a staff of fourteen and was responsible for facilitating and enhancing the federal research and development portfolio of the UT System, reviewing and advocating federal policy, and overseeing a multi-campus undergraduate and graduate fellowship program.

On this episode, we talk about navigating the federal policy ecosystem through turbulent seas. Bill shares how he got started down his diverse career path, why teaching is so rewarding, his goals for Dome Compass, and lessons learned from his 34 years in Washington.

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President and founder of Bernhardt Wealth Management and author of Profiles in Success: Inspiration from Executive Leaders in the Washington D.C. Area. Gordon provides financial planning and wealth management services to affluent individuals, families and business owners throughout the Washington, DC area. Since establishing his firm in 1994, he and his team have been focused on providing high quality service and independent financial advice to help clients make informed decisions about their money.