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Joyce Aboussie

Joyce Aboussie is the President and Owner of Aboussie & Associates, a strategic consulting firm serving Fortune 500 CEOs and public and private corporations nationwide. She is founder and CEO of Telephone Contact Inc., a voter contact, telemarketing and direct mail firm.

Aboussie's corporate and non-profit clients include national and international corporations; cultural institutions; labor organizations; sports and entertainment organizations; and legal professionals. Aboussie also has major clients in public and regulated industries, including communications and telecommunications; education; health care; utilities; and transportation. Her companies provide services including business development, market research, branding, mobile strategies, multi-platform communications, and strategic initiatives.

Aboussie previously served as National Political Director for Congressman Dick Gephardt and was at the top of Gephardt's political organization for nearly 30 years. She has helped elect Democrats at every level of government throughout the nation, from mayors to governors to members of Congress to U. S. senators to presidents of the United States. Through the years, she has managed and consulted on more than 500 political campaigns, with an 80% win record.

In 2006, the St. Louis Business Journal honored Joyce as one of the "Most Influential Business Women." Joyce Aboussie is "respected by top Republicans as well as Democrats as someone with the technology and staff at her fingertips to reach thousands...in one night's time," read the 8/18/96 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article on the "25 Most Influential St. Louisans". She has been named by both St. Louis Magazine and St. Louis Business Journal as one of "40 people under 40" who make a difference in St. Louis.

Among her many achievements are helping to bring the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse to downtown St. Louis and helping to broker the deal that brought the Los Angeles Rams to St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has called her one of the most influential democrats in the state.

In 1983, Joyce was the youngest person ever elected to the National Board of Directors and Governors of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In 2006, Joyce was elected as the first woman Chairperson of the ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Board of Directors and Governors. St. Jude, based in Memphis, Tennessee is now the largest health care charity in the nation, and was founded by the late entertainer, Danny Thomas.