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2015 Policy Summit

Tuesday, September 15 - Thursday, September 17
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Policy Summit is SOLD OUT!

The AWB Events Team is happy to answer any registration questions and assist with alternate options. Please call 360.943.1600.

Alan Mulally
Dinner Keynote
John Zogby
Lunch Keynote
Tony Ventrella
Breakfast Keynote
Gov. Jay Inslee
Wendy Sancewich
2015 Policy Summit Chair

Business Leadership

Marty Dickinson
EVP, Marketing & Communications
Umpqua Bank
Heather Burgess
Phillips Burgess PLLC
Leen Kawas
M3 Biotechnology
Salina Savage
Savage Logistics
Rep. Melanie Stambaugh
You Impressions

The Role Changing Energy has within Washington State

Scott Morris
President & CEO
Avista Corporation
Mark Reddemann
Energy Northwest
Stefan Bird
President & CEO
Pacific Power (PacifiCorp)
Phil Bussey
Puget Sound Energy
Mike Kluse
Former Director

Cybersecurity for Your Business

Jodie Ryan
Sr. Incident Coordinator
Cyber Defense Operations Center
Microsoft IT
Michael Hamilton
Policy Adviser
State of Washington
Office of the CIO
Matthew Modarelli
Cyber Security Manager
Washington State Emergency
Management Division
Philip J. Bezanson
Bracewell & Giuliani

Levy Reform

Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge Island
Washington State Senate
Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center
Washington State Senate
Rep. Kristine Lytton, D-Anacortes
Washington State House of Representatives
Rep. Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah
Washington State House of Representatives
Frank Blethen
Publisher & CEO
The Seattle Times

Tax Reform 

Doug Lindholm
President & Executive Director
Council on State Taxation
Rep. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle
Washington State House of Representatives
Sen. Andy Hill, R-Redmond
Washington State Senate

Richard Davis
President, The Simeon Partnership, Inc.

Education Update

Ben Small
Central Valley School District
Heather Fowler
Evergreen Public School
Spencer Martin
Sunnyside School District

New Technologies -- Next Economy

Junus Khan
Founder, CEO
Carbitex, LLC
Matthew Trunnell
Incoming VP & CIO
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Paula Linnen
Director of External Affairs

Minimum Wage Update

Paul Read
Spokane Business Journal
Mayor Marilyn Strickland
City of Tacoma
Mayor David Condon
City of Spokane
Bob Donegan
President & Co-Owner

As of 9.2.2015 (Subject to Change)

Tuesday, September 15

9:00 a.m.
Golf Registration Opens
Tumble Creek Golf Course
10:30 a.m.
Golf Tournament Shotgun Start
Tumble Creek Golf Course
1:30 p.m.
Conference Registration Opens
Rialto Pre-Function
4:30 p.m.
Golf Awards Reception
Tumble Creek Golf Course
6:30 p.m.
Member Reception

Wednesday, September 16

7:00 a.m.
Owens Ballroom
7:45 a.m.
Conference Welcome
  • Wendy Sancewich, 2015 Policy Summit Chair
Rialto Ballroom
8:00 a.m
Gov. Jay Inslee
Rialto Ballroom
8:15 a.m.
Team Values for Your Business
  • Tony Ventrella, Digital Media Host, Seattle Seahawks, former King 5 news anchor and author
Rialto Ballroom
9:15 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
Business Leadership
  • Heather Burgess, Attorney, Phillips Burgess PLLC
  • Leen Kawas, CEO, M3 Biotechnology
  • Salina Savage, CEO, Savage Logistic
  • Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, Owner, You Impressions
  • Marty Dickinson, EVP Marketing & Communications, Umpqua Bank, Moderator
Rialto Ballroom
10:45 a.m.
The Role Changing Energy has within Washington State
  • Scott Morris, President & CEO Avista Corporation
  • Mark Reddemann, CEO, Energy Northwest
  • Stefan Bird, President & CEO, Pacific Power, (PacifiCorp)
  • Phil Bussey, SVP & CCO, Puget Sound Energy
  • Mike Kluse, Former Director, PNNL, Moderator
Rialto Ballroom
11:45 a.m.

12:15 p.m.
Rialto Ballroom
12:45 p.m.
"Political Landscape for 2016: The Demographics to Watch"
  • John Zogby, Founder, Zogby Companies
Rialto Ballroom
1:30 p.m.
AWB Annual Awards Presentation
Rialto Ballroom
1:45 p.m.
2:00 p.m. Levy Reform
  • Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center
  • Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge Island
  • Rep. Kristine Lytton, D-Anacortes
  • Rep. Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah
  • Frank Blethen, Publisher & CEO, The Seattle Times, Moderator
Owens Ballroom
2:00 p.m.
Cybersecurity for Your Business
  • Phil Bezanson, Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani
  • Jodie Ryan, Sr. Incident Coordinator, Cyber Defense Operations Center, Microsoft IT
  • Michael Hamilton, Policy Adviser, Washington State Office of the CIO
  • Matthew Modaelli, Cyber Security Manager, Washington State Emergency Management Division
  • Brian Forth, President, SiteCrafting, Inc., Moderator
Miller Ballroom
3:00 p.m.
Tax Reform
  • Doug Lindholm, President & Executive Director, Council on State Taxation
  • Rep. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle
  • Sen. Andy HIll, R-Redmond
  • Dick Davis, President, Simeon Partnership, Inc, Moderator
Owens Ballroom
3:00 p.m.
Education Update
  • Ben Small, Superintendent, Central Valley School District
  • Spencer Martin, ESD Regional Teacher of the Year, Sunnyside School District
  • Heather Fowler, Principal, Evergreen Public School
Miller Ballroom
4:00 p.m.
Minimum Wage Update
  • Bob Donegan, Co-Owner, Ivar's Acres of Clams
  • Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Tacoma
  • Mayor David Condon, Spokane
  • Paul Read, Publisher, Spokane Business Journal, Moderator
Owens Ballroom
4:00 p.m. New Technologies -- Next Economy
  • Junus Khan, CEO Carbitex, LLC
  • Matthew Trunnell, Incoming VP & CIO, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Paula Linnen, PNNL, Moderator
Miller Ballroom
4:00 p.m.
Update Social Media Profile
Headshot Station for Members
Rialto Pre-Function
5:30 p.m.
Rialto Pre-Function
6:45 p.m.
Rialto Ballroom
7:30 p.m.
Strategic and Operational Leadership and WOrking Together
  • Alan Mulally, former President & CEO, Ford Motor Company
Rialto Ballroom
8:30 p.m.
Dessert Reception
Rialto Pre-Function

Thursday September 17

7:00 a.m.
Rialto Ballroom
7:30 p.m.
Board Meeting
  • State of Economy
  • Honest Elections
  • Climate Change
  • Federal Legislation & Priorities
Rialto Ballroom
12:00 p.m.

Suncadia Resort is now SOLD OUT!

If you want to be placed on our waiting list, please contact Karlee Keith or Kelli Schueler at 800.521.9325.

Policy Summit Lodging Alternatives:
  • Best Western Snowcap - 509.674.0200
  • Cascade Mountain Inn - 509.674.2380
  • Stewart Lodge - 509.674.4548
  • Timber Lodge Inn - 509.674.5966
  • Econo Lodge - 509.674.2380

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this year's Policy Summit, please contact Stephanie Hemphill at 800.521.9325.