Annie Lively serves as the Senior Legislative Affairs Manager at NGAUS with responsibility for overseeing strategy and execution of legislative priorities related to Army National Guard funding and equipment. In her role, she develops comprehensive Congressional engagement strategies to advance National Guard initiatives, drafts and analyzes legislation, including the President's Budget and the annual Defense Appropriations bill, coordinates grassroots legislative action campaigns, and identifies issues and opportunities in the legislative environment.
Prior to joining NGAUS, Lively worked for Rep. Kathy Castor (Fla.) as a staff assistant and legislative correspondent, assisting on issues related to military and veterans, and has worked in government and non-profit public relations. She is an active member the National Defense Industry Association, Women in Defense, and Association Media & Publishing.
Lively holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Political Science from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla.