- Vice President of Education and Labor Advocacy, Government Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Allison L. Dembeck joined the U.S Chamber of Commerce in 2012. She is the Vice President of Education and Labor Advocacy for the Government Affairs department, and the Executive Director for Women Taking the Lead. Dembeck focuses on education, labor, workforce development, retirement, and equity issues.
Before coming to the Chamber, Dembeck was the education, labor, pensions, and welfare policy analyst on the Senate Republican Policy Committee under the chairmanships of Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Senator John Barasso (R-WY). She also spent several years in the personal office of Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) handling education, labor, pensions, and child and family issues. Dembeck did two stints with the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce—the first for former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and the second for Representative John Kline (R-MN). Dembeck was also Manager of Government Relations for Ceridian Corporation, focusing on pensions, health care, and payroll compliance.
In addition to her role at the Chamber, Dembeck is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Skills Coalition and for Women in Government Relations, as well as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the MANA Action Fund.
Dembeck is the education policy lecturer at the University of Texas System’s Graduate Archer Fellowship Program and a former adjunct faculty member of Montgomery College in Maryland. She has an M.A. from The George Washington University and a B.A. from Binghamton University-State University of New York (SUNY).