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2018 Legislative Day & Hill Climb

Tuesday, January 16


Tuesday,  Jan. 16, 2018

Hotel RL, Olympia

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Agenda (as of 1.14.18)

7:00 a.m.
Registration Opens
Hotel RL Lobby
7:30 a.m.
Board Meeting
Fir Ballroom
8:50 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
Education: Beyond McCleary
Fir Ballroom
  Amy Anderson, Government Affairs Director, AWB, Moderator
  Christopher Nesmith, Career & Technical Education Director, West Valley School District
  Natalie Pacholl, Training & Development Specialist, SEH America
  Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State
9:45 a.m.
Manufacturing Panel
Fir Ballroom
  Gary Chandler, Vice President, AWB, Moderator
  David Rankin, President, Rankin Equipment Co.
  Michael Senske, President & CEO, Pearson Packaging Systems
  Tracy Wilson, CEO, DeWils Industries, Inc.
10:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m.
Employment Law Panel
Spruce Ballroom
  Bob Battles, General Counsel & Government Affairs Director, AWB, Moderator
  Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R - 06
  Sen. Karen Keiser, D - 33
  Rep. Gina McCabe, R - 14
  Rep. Mike Sells, D - 38
11:45 a.m.
Climate Panel
Spruce Ballroom
  Dan Kirschner, Executive Director, Northwest Gas Association, Moderator
  Rep. Richard DeBolt, R - 20
  Sen. Doug Ericksen, R - 42
  Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, D - 34
  Reed Schuler, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Jay Inslee
12:30 p.m.
Fir Ballroom
12:50 p.m.
Lunch Keynote
Fir Ballroom
  Michael Senske, President & CEO, Pearson Packaging Systems, Moderator
  Patrick Jones, Executive Director, Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis, Eastern Washington University
  Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Ph.D., Regional Labor Economist, Employment Security Department
1:50 p.m.
1:55 p.m.
Legislative Leadership Panel
Fir Ballroom
  Kris Johnson, President & CEO, AWB, Moderator
  Sen. Sharon Nelson, D - 34
  Rep. Larry Springer, D - 45
  Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R - 02
2:40 p.m.
Wrap-Up & Call to Action
Fir Ballroom
3:00 p.m.
Afternoon Adjourn
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Hill Climb
5:30 p.m.
Reception Registration Opens
Forest Ballroom Foyer
6:00 p.m.
Forest Ballroom

See photos from last year's Legislative Day and Hill Climb online here and watch our video below: