WACOC Newsletter - Summer 2022

THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF ORANGE COUNTY

SUMMER 2022

HELEN HAIG Trustee Spotlight

H elen Haig is the President and CEO of The Haig Group, a management consulting company specializing in policy and leadership development, communications, and government relations.

She has served clients from a wide range of backgrounds. Ms. Haig is also a lecturer at college level political science courses and for civic groups on the policy development process and she is a published author. Before that, Ms. Haig served as a Deputy Director of Policy Development in the administration of former California Governor George Deukmejian. Her work included directing the state’s participation in a Federal Rural Economic Development Program with sponsors including The Aspen Institute, Kellogg Foundation, and US Department of Agriculture, with White House (Bush #41) oversight. Ms. Haig has been honored by a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for her “outstanding and invaluable service to the community”. Previously, she received a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles in addition to recognition from the California Highway Patrol, and as a “Pioneering Woman in Government” by the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. In the past, she was honored with inclusion in the Policy Academy of the National Governors Association and the National Association of Governors’ Policy Advisers. Ms. Haig serves on various Boards, including the World Affairs Council of Orange County, and the Leadership Council of the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research. In the past, she served as President of the Soroptimists of Sacramento, as a Board member of the Northern California International Visitors Council, The Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, and the Women’s Council of Governor’s Appointees.

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