State & Federal Policy Briefing

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Name: State & Federal Policy Briefing
Date: March 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM CDT
Registration: Public registration for this event has been closed. Please contact the Alliance at 262-542-4249.
Event Description:
Local, state and national speakers will give an overview of both state and federal policies and politics, including the state budget. 

Rep. Gordon Hintz Wisconsin State Representative (D-Oshkosh), 54th District, Minority Leader
  • State Representative Gordon Hintz was re-elected to a seventh term in the state assembly for the 2019-2020 Legislative Session. He was appointed as ranking member to the Joint Committee on Finance, before being elected to serve as the Assembly Democratic Leader in September of 2017.

John Kirchner, Executive Director of Congressional and Public Affairs for the Midwest Region, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • In his current role, John Kirchner helps develop and implement the Chamber’s grassroots legislative and political activities in the Midwest region. John previously spent five years as the political director for the Minnesota Republican Party.

Scott Manley, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC)
  • Scott Manley serves as chief lobbyist for WMC and oversees the government relations program’s team of lobbyists and policy experts. Scott previously served as a policy advisor in the Wisconsin State Senate, where he focused on natural resources, environment, taxation and the judiciary. He also served as Chief of Staff to Senator Cathy Stepp.

Brian Taffora, Principal, Michael Best Strategies 
  • Brian Taffora guides businesses on public policy, government relations, regulatory and legislative matters. He previously was managing director of CSA Partners, a venture capital firm and co-founded Ward4 in Milwaukee, a collaborative work space for entrepreneurs. He recently served on the personnel team for Governor Tony Evers.

Rep. Robin Vos, Wisconsin State Representative (R-Rochester), 63rd District, Speaker of the Assembly
  • Speaker Robin Vos was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2004 and is currently serving his eighth term as state representative. He was chosen to be the 75th Speaker of the Assembly in 2013. Rep. Vos previously served as the chair of the Joint Committee on Finance and currently leads a Republican majority of 63 representatives. 

Moderated by:
Tom Schreibel, Partner, Michael Best Strategies
  • Tom Schreibel serves as the head of the Washington D.C. office while also helping clients navigate the Wisconsin state government, political, and business environments. Tom was elected RNC National Committeeman for the state of Wisconsin in 2018, where he was asked to serve by former Governor Scott Walker. 
Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Generac Power Systems
Kern Auditorium
S45W29290 WI-59
Waukesha, WI 53189
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7:30 - 8 am: light continental breakfast & networking 
8 - 9:30 am: program
Contact Information:
WCBA Office 262-542-4249
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