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Wednesday, October 30 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Government Affairs: What Legislators Want

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Get the insider’s scoop! Join three former legislators, now think tank drivers of policy change, who will share how to capture policymakers' attention, become their go-to public policy resource, and drive policy in your state. You will leave with a list of lawmakers, goals for relationship growth, and ideas for how to get there.

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Emily Wismer

Government Affairs and Policy Specialist, State Policy Network
As SPN’s Government Affairs and Policy Specialist, Emily works directly with state think tanks to develop transformational policy efforts and cultivate high-performing policy leaders at the state level. Emily also serves as a policy advisor to state think tanks in their efforts... Read More →
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Nicole Fox

Director of Government Relations, Platte Institute
My career started in healthcare, and through involvement in my professional organization, I become interested in policy. In 2015, I was appointed to the Nebraska Legislature. In 2017 I joined the Platte Institute as their Director of Government Relations where I work on issues related... Read More →
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Victor Riches

President & CEO, Goldwater Institute
Victor Riches, Goldwater Institute President & CEO Prior to joining the Institute, Victor served as Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Budget, where he was responsible for the formation and passage of all of the Governor’s major policy objectives... Read More →
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Stephen Bloom

Vice President, Commonwealth Foundation
Steve grew up in New York, Michigan and Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Penn State University in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, and his Juris Doctor from the Dickinson School of Law. He became shareholder in a law firm, later founded his own solo... Read More →

Wednesday October 30, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am MDT