Press Release

Tuesday, September 6

MEDIA ADVISORY: AWB Policy Summit Kicks Off Sept. 13

Three-day program features candidate debates, issue panels and keynote addresses from best-selling author Dan Schawbel and comedian Dennis Miller

OLYMPIA — The Association of Washington Business’s 27th annual Policy Summit takes place Sept. 13-15 at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum.

The three-day event features debates between the candidates for state superintendent of public instruction, state lands commissioner and state auditor, as well as keynote addresses from best-selling author Dan Schawbel and comedian Dennis Miller.

Agenda highlights:

Tuesday, Sept. 13

  • 2 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

  • 3:15 p.m. - OSPI Debate
    • Rep. Chris Reykdal
    • Erin Jones
    • Gary Livingston, Ph.D., Moderator

Wednesday, Sept. 14

  • 10:10 a.m. - State Auditor Debate
    • Sen. Mark Miloscia
    • Pat McCarthy
    • Renee Radcliff Sinclair, President, TVW, Moderator

  • 2 p.m. – Commissioner of Public Lands Debate
    • Hilary Franz
    • Steve McLaughlin
    • Renee Radcliff Sinclair, President, TVW, Moderator

A complete agenda is available online.

The AWB Policy Summit is a members-only event. However, members of the news media are invited to attend the candidate debates and speaker presentations.

To reserve space, inquire about A/V needs or ask related questions, please contact Bobbi Cussins/AWB at 360.943.1600.

About the Association of Washington Business
Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes nearly 8,000 members representing 700,000 employees. AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association, and is the recipient of the 2016 Chamber of the Year award from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. While its membership includes major employers like Boeing, Microsoft and Weyerhaeuser, 90 percent of AWB members employ fewer than 100 people. More than half of AWB’s members employ fewer than 10. For more about AWB, visit www.awb.org.

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