Wendy Koenig, J.D., has a broad range of experience relating to higher education, politics and business. She entered the lobbying realm as an associate with The Direct Impact Company, a grassroots lobbying firm in Virginia. While there, she tracked and monitored legislation and gathered support for defense appropriation issues. Wendy later joined R.H. Perry & Associates, a higher education executive search & consulting firm based in Washington, DC. There she engaged in all aspects of the search process, including proposal research and candidate interviewing.
She moved to Vermont in 2001 to lead the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges, in order to advocate on the state and federal levels for many of Vermont’s private colleges and universities. Koenig is now the Executive Director of Government Relations for the University of Vermont, where she is responsible for the university’s interactions with all levels of government. She was first elected to the board in 2008.
Wendy graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Foreign Language (Spanish) and received her J.D. from Catholic University of America.