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2019 Policy Summit

Tuesday, September 17 - Thursday, September 19

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Sept. 17-19, 2019 - Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum


Gain insights on trade policy, small business leadership, entrepreneurship, and much more. Make connections and engage in high-level, statewide policy discussion. Learn about the current outlook on issues that impact your business and the communities where we live and work.


Agenda

Tuesday, September 17 (PST)
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum

12:30 p.m. Registration Opens   Rialto Pre-function
  Networking Reception  
       
1:30 p.m. Welcome   Owens Ballroom
  Kris Johnson, President & CEO, AWB    
       
1:45 p.m. Governor Gary Locke
  Owens Ballroom 
       
2:45 p.m. Trade Policy   Owens Ballroom 
  Lisa Brown, Director, Washington State Department of Commerce, Moderator
   
  Adeline Grenier, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Trade Commission
   
  Yoichiro Yamada, Consul General, Consulate General of Japan
   
       
3:30 p.m.
Trade Response Panel
   
  Lisa Brown, Director, Washington State Department of Commerce, Moderator    
  Todd Fryhover, President, WA State Apple Commission
   
  Alex McGregor, President, The McGregor Company
   
       
4:15 p.m. Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instructions   Owens Ballroom
       
4:45 p.m. 
Closing Remarks   Owens Ballroom 
       
5:00 p.m. 
Afternoon Adjourn 
   
       
5:15 p.m. 
Reception Begins
  Rialto Ballroom 

Wednesday, September 18 (PST)
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum


7:00 a.m.
Breakfast     Owens Ballroom
         
7:30 a.m.
Summit Welcome
    Rialto Ballroom
  Policy Summit Chair
     
  Lindsay Fisher, VP of Administration, Evergreen Memorial Gardens
     
         
7:45 a.m.
Breakfast Keynote
    Rialto Ballroom
  Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere
     
         
8:45 a.m.
The State of Energy
    Rialto Ballroom
  Paul Read, Publisher, Journal of Business, Moderator
     
  Scott Madison, EVP Business Development & Gas Supply, Cascade Natural Gas Corp.
     
  Ron Roberts, Director - Thermal Resources, Puget Sound Energy
     
  Brad Sawatzke, CEO, Energy Northwest
     
  Jason Thackston, Sr. Vice President, Energy Resources, Avista Corp.
     
         
9:30 a.m.
Break
     
         
9:45 a.m.
Infrastructure Investments for Future Airport Growth
    Rialto Ballroom
  Mike Ennis, Government Affairs Director, AWB, Moderator
     
  Ryan Sheehan, Operations & Maintenance, Spokane International Airport
     
         
10:45 a.m.
Washington's Tax Structure - Is There a Consensus About Regression and Reform?
    Rialto Ballroom
  Dick Davis, President, Simeon Communications, Moderator
     
  Nikki Dobay, Senior Tax Counsel, Council on State Taxation 
     
  Andy Nicholas, Associate Director of Fiscal Policy, The Washington Budget & Policy Center
     
  Jared Walczak, Policy Analyst, The Tax Foundation
     
         
11:30 a.m.
Break
     
         
12:00 p.m.
Lunch
    Rialto Ballroom
         
12:30 p.m.
Debbie Sterling,
Founder & CEO, GoldieBlox
    Rialto Ballroom
         
1:35 p.m.
Break
     
         
1:45 p.m.
Morning Consult
    Rialto Ballroom
  Insights from a National Polling Company
     
  Jordan Marlatt, Managing Director - Client Services
     
         
2:45 p.m.
Break
     
         
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Overtime Rule
    Owens Ballroom
  Tim O'Connell, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP, Moderator
     
  Russell Brent, Owner, Mill Creek Pub
     
  Kim Pope, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of the Columbia Basin
     
         
  Childcare Economic Study
    Miller Ballroom
  Amy Anderson, Government Affairs Director, Moderator
     
  Dru Garson, CEO, Greater Grays Harbor Chamber
     
  Ryan Picco, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Child Care Aware
     
  Nicole Sohn, Executive Director, Journey Discovery Center
     
         
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cap and Trade
    Owens Ballroom
  Lance Hastings, President & CEO, California Manufacturers & Technology Association
     
  Mikhael Skvarla, Government Relations Advisor, The Gualco Group, Inc.
     
         
  Youth in the Workplace
    Miller Ballroom
  Annette Herup, Head of Human Resources, SGL Composites LLC
     
  Wade Larson, Director of Human Resources, Wagstaff, Inc.
     
  Sarah Petersen, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
     
  Richard Schwarz, CEO, SAFE Boats International, LLC
     
         
  Update Social Media Profile
    Venera Ballroom
  Headshot Station
     
         
6:00 p.m.
Reception
    Rialto Pre-function
         
6:30 p.m.
Dinner
    Rialto Ballroom
         
7:15 p.m.
Welcome Remarks
    Rialto Ballroom
         
7:30 p.m.
Dinner Keynote
    Rialto Ballroom
  Reince Priebus, White House Chief of Staff (2017), Republican National Committee Chairman (2011-2017)
     
  Denis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff (2013-2017)
     
         
8:30 p.m.
Dessert Reception
    Rialto Pre-function

Thursday, September 19 (PST)
Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum

7:30 a.m.
Breakfast
  Rialto Pre-function
       
8:00 a.m.
Board Meeting
  Rialto Ballroom
       
11:00 a.m.
Adjourn
   

Dates, times, and content are subject to change.