Suncadia Resort - September 17 - 19, 2013
AWB's Policy Summit is our signature event and the state's premier public policy conference. This annual fall happening at Suncadia Resort near Cle Elum regularly attracts the state's leading elected officials, prominent CEOs, political pollsters and nationally recognized speakers like David Gergen and Frank Luntz. From keynote presentations to panel discussions, Policy Summit offers members an opportunity to engage in today’s issues and connect with other AWB members.
Along with co-host Mika Brzezinski, Morning Joe features interviews with top newsmakers and in-depth analysis of the day’s biggest stories. The unique broadcast has been called “the thinking viewer’s choice” by USA Weekend and called “an important wake-up call for political and media
leaders” by the Associated Press.
Previously, Joe hosted Scarborough Country on MSNBC, a primetime news show the San Francisco Chronicle called "must-see TV”.
In addition to his career in television Scarborough is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America's Promise, a book that draws on the forgotten genius of conservatism to offer a road map for the movement and the country (more info and to order online). Delivering a searing indictment of the political leaders who have led us astray, Scarborough inspires conservatives to reclaim their heritage by drawing upon the strength of the movement’s rich history.
Prior to his career in television, Joe was the publisher and editor of the award-winning newspaper The Florida Sun.Joe served as a member of Congress from 1994-2001. While in office, he was a member of the
Judiciary, Armed Services, Oversight and National Security committees. He was a part of a small
group of you Republican congressmen who National Journal said possessed a surprising amount
of power given their youth and lack of years in Congress.
His 2004 book Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day predicted the collapse of the Republican majority and US economy due to his party's reckless spending,
Mika Brzezinski is a television news journalist at MSNBC.
Brzezinski is co-host of MSNBC's weekday morning program, Morning Joe. In addition to providing regular commentary, she also reads the news headlines for the program. Additionally she reports for NBC Nightly News, and serves as alternating news anchor on Weekend Today.
Previously, she was a CBS News anchor and correspondent. On December 8, 2008, Brzezinski and Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough began hosting a two-hour late-morning radio show on WABC (770 AM) in New York City.
Rana Foroohar is an assistant managing editor for TIME in charge of business and economic coverage in print and online. She also writes TIME's Curious Capitalist column. Her most recent cover story was “The Wimpy Recovery,” which she co-wrote with Bill Saporito.
Previously, Foroohar served as the deputy editor in charge of international business and economics coverage for Newsweek. She also spent six years as Newsweek’s European economic correspondent based in London, covering Europe and the Middle East. During this time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter R. Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also worked as a general editor at Newsweek, a reporter for Forbes magazine and as a writer and editor at various other national and international publications.
A frequent commentator on CBS, NBC, CNN, and the BBC, Foroohar has her own show, “Money Talking,” focused on business and the economy, which airs weekly on New York City’s public radio station WNYC and is available on iTunes.
Foroohar graduated in 1992 from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a B.A. in English literature. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Hadley Heath is a senior policy analyst at the Independent Women's Forum specializing in health care, entitlements, economics, fiscal and public policy.
Heath appears frequently in print, broadcast, and radio outlets across the country, and her work has been featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, POLITICO, Roll Call, Real Clear Policy, The Tampa Tribune, National Review Online, Daily Caller and Townhall.com. She also manages IWF's Health Care Lawsuits Web site. She regularly represents IWF in coalition meetings and conferences in D.C. and across the U.S.
Prior to joining IWF, Heath studied economic development and globalization with the School of International Training in Santiago, Chile. She graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar with a bachelor's degree in economics and journalism.