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2015 Legislative Summit

Tuesday, January 27
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Online Registration is Now Closed--Walk-In's Welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mark Your Calendar!

AWB is beginning preparations for its Legislative Summit January 27, 2015 at the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia.

The agenda includes legislative panels on priority issues in the 2015 legislative session, annual Better Workplace Awards Luncheon and Legislative Reception with our elected officials.

Please keep checking back for additional details and an updated agenda.

Become an Event Sponsor!

 Your sponsorship helps us make the AWB Legislative Day Olympia‚Äôs premier event and demonstrate a commitment to dialogue with our elected officials. We encourage you to participate as a sponsor and an attendee. Click here for a list of sponsorship opportunities.

To discuss your sponsorship interests and confirm your investment level, contact Karlee Keith, 800.521.9325, ext. 1022. Many sponsorship opportunities have limited participation, so act today! The sooner you commit the more exposure your company receives.


For a printable agenda, click here. (subject to change)

(Subject to change)

7:00 a.m.
Registration Opens
Forest Ballroom Foyer
7:30 a.m.
Board Meeting
Spruce Ballroom
8:45 a.m.
Opportunity Washington Launch
  • Brad Tilden, President and CEO, Alaska Airlines
  • Kris Johnson, President, AWB
  • Mike Schwenk, Chair of the Board, AWB
Spruce Ballroom
9:15 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
Transportation Panel
Kristal Fiser, Director of State Government Affairs, UPS
Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima
Sen. Doug Ericksen, R- Ferndale
Rep. Judy Clibborn, D-Mercer Island
Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, D-Burien
Spruce Ballroom

10:00 a.m.
Climate Change Panel
Quinn Thomas Associates
Spruce Ballroom
10:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
Minimum Wage Panel
Jasmine Donovan, VP Communications,
Dick's Drive-Ins, LTD, LP
Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane
Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Renton
Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg
Rep. Mike Sells, D-Everett

Spruce Ballroom
12:15 p.m.
Awards Luncheon &
Keynote Address
  • Gov. Jay Inslee
Fir Ballroom
1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
Tax & Fiscal Policy Panel

Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina
Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger
Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond
Sen. Karen Fraser, D- Olympia

Spruce Ballroom
3:00 p.m.
Call to Action/Wrap-Up
Spruce Ballroom
  Gary Chandler, Vice President of Government Affairs, AWB
3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Adjourn

4:30 p.m.
Reception Registration Opens
Forest Ballroom Foyer
5:00 p.m.
Forest Ballroom


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Thank you Sponsors!



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Gold Sponsors:



Cloud Peak Energy
First Choice Health
J.R. Simplot Company

Keep Washington Competitive

Novo Nordisk
PEMCO Financial Services

Regence BlueShield
Sanitary Service Company, Inc.
State Farm Insurance Company

Silver Sponsors:

Benefit Solutions, Inc.

Invenergy LLC

SSA Marine

The Partners Group, LTD
Virginia Mason Medical Center

Contributing Sponsors:

AAA Washington

American Exploration & Mining Association
Avista Corp

Bogard & Johnson LLC

Coyne, Jesernig, LLC
Daniels-Brown Communications
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Chapel
Gingold Law Firm PLLC
Holland America Line
Landau Associates, Inc.
Lodi Water Company
Millennia Public Affairs, Inc.

Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc.

Printcom, Inc.
Rankin Equipment Co.
Sprague Pest Solutions

Starline Luxury Coaches

The Acme Service Group
Washington State Potato Commission
Waste Connections, Inc.
Weyerhaeuser Company