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2016 Policy Summit

Tuesday, September 13 - Thursday, September 15
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Policy Summit is now SOLD OUT!

Please contact Kelli Shueler at 360.943.1600 if you want to be placed on our waiting list.

Catch Dennis Miller, Debates and Much More at AWB's 2016 Policy Summit!

Comedian, television personality and radio commentator Dennis Miller will bring a humorous take on politics to AWB's Policy Summit as the keynote speaker. Miller's wry take on politics will be the capstone for three days of policy, politics and good conversation at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum Sept. 13-15.

For more information about the event and registration contact Kelli Schueler. If your are interested in sponsorship opportunities contact Stephanie Hemphill, director of member relations and events at 360.943.1600. We hope to see you there!

The AWB room block for Suncadia Resort is now SOLD OUT!
To be placed on our waiting list, please contact Kelli Schueler at 360.943.1600.


Take a look at last year's photo gallery or watch the video below:



Agenda

(as of 9.1.2016/SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Tuesday, Sept. 13

10:00 a.m.
Registration Opens
Rialto Pre-Function
     
10:00 a.m. -
2:00 p.m.
Tee Times Available
Rope Rider & Prospector Courses


 
12:00 p.m..
Networking Reception
Owens Ballroom
     
1:00 p.m.
Welcome
 
 
  • Kris Johnson, President & CEO, AWB
Rialto Ballroom
     
1:15 p.m.
Federal Issues

Rialto Ballroom
     
1:30 p.m.
Bill Bryant
Rialto Ballroom
     
2:00 p.m. Vision for Higher Education
  • Ana Mari Cauce, President, University of Washington
  • Kirk Schulz, President, Washington State University
  • Mike Schwenk, Chair of the Board, AWB,
    Moderator
Rialto Ballroom
     
3:00 p.m.
Break
 
     
3:15 p.m.
OSPI Debate
  • Rep. Chris Reykdal, D-Tumwater
  • Erin Jones
  • Gary Livingston, Ph.D., Moderator
Rialto Ballroom
     
4:15 p.m.
Afternoon Adjourn

     
5:45 p.m.
Reception Begins
Rialto Ballroom

Wednesday, Sept.14

7:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Owens Ballroom
     
7:30 a.m.
Conference Welcome
  • Kelly Fukai, Regional Affairs Specialist,Schweitzer Engineering Labs
    2016 Policy Summit Chair
Rialto Ballroom
     
7:45 a.m.
CEO Roundtable
Rialto Ballroom
 
  • Mark Grescovich, Banner Bank
  • David Rankin, Rankin Equipment
  • Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, You Impression
  • Paul Read, Journal of Business
 
     
8:45 a.m.
Break
 
     
9:00 a.m.
Grow Here Panel
  • Jim Kopriva, Rite in the Rain
  • Nicole Ledford, Schilling Cider
  • Oliver Lyles, Nucor Steel
  • Cara Coon, Umpqua Bank
Rialto Ballroom
     
10:00 a.m.
Break
 
     
10:10 a.m.
Auditor Debate
  • Sen. Mark Miloscia, R-Federal Way
  • Pat McCarthy
  • Renee Radcliff Sinclair, TVW, Moderator
Rialto Ballroom
     
11:10 a.m.
Break
 
     
11:45 a.m.
Lunch
Rialto Ballroom
     
12:30 p.m.
Awards
Rialto Ballroom
     
12:45 p.m.
Lunch Keynote
  • Dan Schawbel
Rialto Ballroom
     
1:45 p.m.
Break
 
     
2:00 p.m.
Commissioner of Public Lands Debate
  • Hilary Franz
  • Steve McLaughlin
  • Renee Radcliff Sinclair, TVW,
    Moderator
Rialto Ballroom
     
3:00 p.m.
Break
 
     
3:10 - 4:10 pm
Budget Panel
  • Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle
  • Drew Shirk, DOR
  • Ron Bueing, PwC
  • Richard Davis, Simeon Communications, Moderator
Owens
     
  Small Business Panel
  • Adrian Folsom, Ptera
  • Bill Wolfenbarger, Jodesha Broadcasting
  • David Jones, Blazing Onion
  • Bill Weaver, Canyon Creek Cabinet Company, Moderator
Miller
     
4:20 - 5:20
Levy Reform Panel
  • Kriss Sjoblom, Washington Research Council
  • Rick Petersen, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Ben Small, Central Valley School District
Owens
     
  Agency Director Report
  • Joel Sacks,  Department of Labor & Industries
  • Dale Peinecke,  Employment Security Department
Miller
     
  Update Social Media Profile
Headshot station for Members
Rialto Pre-Function
     
5:20 p.m.
Afternoon Adjourn
 
     
6:00 p.m.
Reception
Rialto Pre-Function
     
6:45 p.m.
Dinner
Rialto Ballroom
     
7:30 p.m.
Dinner Keynote
Dennis Miller
Rialto Ballroom
     
8:30 p.m.
Dessert Reception
Rialto Pre-Function
     

Thursday, Sept. 15

7:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Rialto Ballroom
     
7:30 p.m.
Board Meeting
Rialto Ballroom
     
12:00 p.m.
Adjourn