Tuesday, March 12, 2024 
Agenda (tentative)

10:00 AM:        Welcome 

10:05 AM:        Strategies for Associations Seeking to Make an Impact in Today’s Policy Environment  

Shaquila Myers, Chief of Staff, Speaker of the House [confirmed] 
Kathleen O’Reilly Farhat, Chief of Staff, Senate Majority Leader [confirmed] 
Moderator: John Tramontana, CAE, CEO, Michigan Veterinary Medicine Association          

11:15 AM:          Michigan’s Budget Outlook (with Q&A)

Mary Ann Cleary, Director, House Fiscal Agency [confirmed] 
Kathryn R. Summers, Director, Senate Fiscal Agency [confirmed] 

11:50 AM:         A Look Ahead: The 2024 Elections

The Honorable Jocelyn Benson, Secretary of State, State of Michigan [confirmed]  

12:15 PM:         Lunch & Networking

1:00 PM:           Trends & Possibilities in Advocacy & Public Relations

Jenell Leonard, Owner, Marketing Resource Group
Andie Poole, APR, Partner & Owner, Martin Waymire
John Truscott, CEO, Truscott Rossman
Moderator: Sam Klemet, President & CEO, Michigan Association of Broadcasters

2:00 PM:          Federal Association Issues: Fiscal & Workforce Policy 

Jeff Evans, Director, Public Policy, American Society of Association Executives

2:45 PM:           Break

3:00 PM:           Innovative Strategies to Advance Your Advocacy Efforts

Stephen Pontoni, Executive Director, Michigan Association for Justice
Mark Brewer, Esq., Partner, Goodman Acker

3:30 PM:           A Conversation with Michigan’s Quadrant Leaders                              

The Honorable Winnie Brinks, Senate Majority Leader [confirmed]                       
The Honorable Aric Nesbitt, Senate Republican Leader [confirmed] 
The Honorable Joe Tate, Speaker of the House [confirmed] 
The Honorable Matt Hall, House Republican Leader [confirmed]                        
Moderator: David K. Ladd, Senior Partner, Kelley Cawthorne

4:30 PM:           Adjourn