September 25-27, 2017

Hilton Old Town Alexandria – Alexandria, Va.

Registration & Fees |  Hotel & Travel

2016: Agenda|Sponsors|Opportunities

Photos and Takeaways

(2017 agenda coming soon!)

Join us for our annual State and Local Government Relations Conference to explore the latest trends in state and local and to network with — and learn from — your peers.

Guide your learning with our two distinct tracks: Best Practices & Principles|Executive Leadership and Innovation. 

Who should attend? What attendees like:
  • State and local government relations practitioners
  • Senior-level executives
  • Public affairs professionals and lobbyists
  • Recent hires
  • Networking with fellow state government professionals
  • Innovative ideas and best practices to implement immediately
  • Peer-to-peer learning and information sharing
  • Opportunities to cross-train your team
2016 Session topics included: 
  • Using Social Media to Communicate with Legislators
  • Impact of Ballot Measures Across the States
  • Strategies for Creating Relationships with a New State Administration
  • State Compliance
  • Local-level Lobbying
  • Elections Forecast and Countdown
2016 State and Local Government Relations Conference Advisory Committee
Adrienne Olson, Quarles & Brady
Andy Hackman, Serlin Haley LLP
Angie Grover, Presence Health
Breanna Olson, Target Corporation
Brian Donohue, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Casey Cesnovar, Walgreens
Chris Bender, Novozymes North America
Chris Thomas, CH2M Hill, Inc.
Elizabeth Bartz, State and Federal Communications, Inc.
Eric Brewer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Eric Ebenstein, POET
Gaurav Parikh, National Association of Federal Credit Unions
George Cook, Toyota
Jack Quinn, Exxon Mobil Corporation


Jennifer Amundsen, Coca-Cola
Josh Hone, Quorum
Kelsey Carlson, KSE FOCUS
Lee Anderson, General Mills
Leif Johnson, The Advocacy Group
Marie Day Hayes, Wells Fargo & Company
Mark Guimond, Arthritis Foundation
Michael Behm, Stateside Associates
Mike O’Connor, Eli Lilly and Company
Monica del Rio, Southwest Airlines
Rob Gazzola, DDC Advocacy
Russ Martin, AAA Public Affairs
Jeff Hartgen, MultiState Associates Inc.
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