Erika Goodwin is the Director, Advocacy Engagement for the American Retirement Association (ARA). In her role, Erika is responsible for developing and executing strategies aimed at enhancing member engagement in ARA’s government affairs advocacy initiatives, including managing programs aimed at addressing social and economic issues affecting retirement policy and develops and sustains relationships with members to encourage and facilitate member involvement with federal and state representatives. In addition, she communicates key developments to ARA members, leads grasstops engagement strategy, and manages ARA’s Political Action Committee
Prior to joining the ARA Government Affairs team, Erika spent 6 years with the ARA in the role of NAPA Conference Manager and NTSA Membership Manager. She is a graduate of the first Historically Black College to confer degrees, Lincoln University, PA and holds Project Management Professional and Certified Meetings Professional designations.