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September 12, 2018

Former U.S. Rep. Nethercutt, Politico Editor John Harris to headline Policy Summit

By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
The keynote speakers at AWB's 2018 Policy Summit, from left: John F. Harris, editor-in-chief of Politico; Kristen Soltis Anderson, pollster and co-founder of Echelon Insights; Jennifer Golbeck, director of the Social Intelligence Lab and a professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park; and former U.S. Congressman George Nethercutt.

AWB’s upcoming Policy Summit will offer unique insights into the 2018 midterm elections with a strong lineup of guest speakers with state and national political perspectives. Cybersecurity and observations about the millennial generation’s voting habits are also on the agenda.

AWB is pleased to announce its Sept. 19 dinner keynote conversation with John Harris, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Politico, and former U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt of Washington’s 5th Congressional District.

Harris is a respected journalist who helped launch Politico in 2007, an award-winning politics newspaper that explores new ways to cover the news and campaigns in the rapidly changing digital media landscape.

Nethercutt is a Republican who represented Eastern Washington from 1995 to 2005, and served on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, among others. He also founded the nonprofit Nethercutt Civics Foundation in Spokane, which is dedicated to encouraging civic involvement.

Both Harris and Nethercutt will take questions from AWB members during the dinner program – another way for AWB members to learn, connect and get involved in the statewide conversation to keep Washington competitive.

AWB is also pleased to announce that author, pollster and speaker Kristen Soltis Anderson will headline Wednesday morning’s breakfast program.

Anderson is the author of “The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up).” Anderson is also a pollster and co-founder of a research and analytics firm. She frequently contributes to ABC News, The Washington Examiner, and is the co-host of The Pollsters, a weekly podcast.

Wednesday’s lunch keynote address will offer fresh insights into technology and cybersecurity with a presentation by Jennifer Golbeck, a professor, computer scientist and TED Talk speaker. Golbeck is director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland, where she studies how people use social media and explores ways to improve interactions.

This year’s event also features updates on workforce challenges, early childhood education, taxes and the economy, and infrastructure, among others.

AWB’s 2018 Policy Summit is Washington’s premier public policy event, where employers and policymakers from around the state gather to discuss challenges and solutions to help Washington thrive.

The summit is currently sold out, but a waitlist has been created in case there are new openings. Please contact Stephanie Hemphill with questions or to be added to the waitlist at 360.943.1600.

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