Meridian Huddle: Capitol Hill Priorities in 2022

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Join us for a conversation with Anna Palmer, CEO of Punchbowl News. The fireside chat will focus on the Capitol Hill priorities in 2022 like infrastructure investments, climate initiatives and technology policy, as well as Anna’s journey in launching Punchbowl News.


Wednesday, January 19, 2022 @ 2:00 PM EST


Wednesday, January 19, 2022 @ 3:00 PM EST

Location: Online


Anna Palmer, Chief Executive Officer, Punchbowl NewsPrior to Punchbowl News, Palmer joined POLITICO in 2011 as the Senior Washington Correspondent. She has 15 years of expertise covering congressional leadership, the lobbying industry, presidential campaigns and the politics of governing. She’s a frequent political commentator on CNN, Fox News, NBC, and MSNBC in addition to speaking and moderating conversations at the World Economic Forum, the Milken Institute Global Forum, UN General Assembly, Aspen Ideas Festival, Texas Tribune Festival and SXSW. Palmer is co-author of New York Times  Bestseller, The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the future of Trump’s America, and will provide insight on what to expect on Capitol Hill in the upcoming year.


Puru Trivedi, Vice President, External and Corproate Affairs, Meridian International CenterPuru Trivedi is Meridian’s Vice President of External and Corporate Affairs, with direct responsibility for managing and curating the Meridian Corporate Council, along with leading a team of 14 focused on Institutional Advancement, Corporate Affairs and Communications across the organization. Prior to joining Meridian, Puru worked across the financial services, policy advocacy and consulting industries. Most recently, Puru was Head of Services to Government for APCO Worldwide and Deputy Country Director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce / US-India Business Council in New Delhi. While at the at the US Chamber, Puru represented the policy advocacy agenda of major US companies to the Government of India. Prior to joining the USIBC, Puru worked with private equity secondaries with State Street in Boston and Fimeris/Fidequity in London. He started his career with Salomon Smith Barney Citigroup in Manhattan and Bank of America Private Bank in Boston.

Puru is on the Board of the Fiscal Note Executive Institute in Washington, the US-Mexico Foundation YAC Board, and Project X Global Advisory Board in London, UK. He attended Boston University’s School of Management for a B.Sc in Finance, and received an MBA with honors from Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Business in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Puru is fluent in Hindi and conversant in Spanish, and has travelled to 45 countries. He has published articles in The Diplomatic Courier, The Washington Diplomat and Modern Diplomacy EU, and frequently comments on US-South Asia relations. Originally from the Greater Boston Area, Puru has lived, worked and studied in Saudi Arabia, England, China and India. He and his wife Kriti Doval reside in Washington, DC.

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