Legislative Day 2017

Schedule of Events

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12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

NPMA Board of Directors Meeting

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

NPMA Board of Directors Reception (invitation only)


8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Fumigation Committee Meeting

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Business Development Committee Meeting

9:30 AM – Noon

Public Policy Committee Meeting

10:00 AM – Noon

PestVets Committee Meeting
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10:00 AM – Noon

Technology Committee Meeting

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Suppliers Council Meeting

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

PWIPM Networking Event

Come have lunch with other professional women in pest management. The discussion theme is: bringing PWIPM to the local level. Women who have run PWIPM network events will share their experiences with the group and we will brainstorm more ways to give women in pest management the opportunity to network throughout the year.

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12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Pest Management Foundation Meeting 

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Membership and Marketing Committee Meeting

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Commercial Committee Meeting

2:00 PM – 4:15 PM

State Association Leadership Forum
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2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

LDG Council Meeting

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Diversity Committee Meeting

3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

PPMA Board of Directors Meeting

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

SPAR Program 
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5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

First Timers' Orientation (invitation only)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

PPMA Investors Reception (invitation only)

9:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Capitol Steps Performace/Dessert Reception

For over thirty years, the Capitol Steps have been putting Washington’s hottest scandals to your favorite tunes. They put the MOCK in Democracy…you don’t want to miss it! 

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7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Café FMC

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

PCT/NPMA Industry Recruitment Survey Results & PCT Technician of the Year Awards
Presented by Dan Moreland and Brad Harbison, PCT Magazine

PCT and NPMA have teamed up again this year thanks to a sponsorship from BASF to gather data on industry recruitment practices. This comprehensive session will provide insights on how your company stacks up on hiring, retention, turnover rates and more. Prior to the presentation, PCT’s editors will recognize their Technicians of the Year with an award in the categories of residential, commercial and termite.

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

The Impact of Pesticide Regulatory Reform on Structural Pest Management Industry 
Presented by Nancy Beck, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Tate Bennett, U.S. EPA; Billy Tesh, Pest Management Systems; Liza Fleeson Trossbach, Virginia Department of Agriculture

In March 2017, EPA Administrator Pruitt issued a memorandum establishing the EPA Regulatory Reform Task Force in response to President Trump’s Executive Order 13771: Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, which is designed to reduce the regulatory burdens agencies place on the American people. Since then, EPA has held public meetings and invited written and verbal comment from stakeholders who are directly impacted.  Concurrently, NPMA has begun working on its Pesticide Regulatory Reform Agenda focusing on overcoming challenges that directly impact the pest management industry.  In this session, learn what EPA and Industry are doing to work together to find solutions. 

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

QualityPro Board of Directors Meeting

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

2018 NPMA Policy Initiatives -  Navigating the 2018 Farm Bill
Presented by Mike Seyfert, FMC, John Goldberg, The Normandy Group, and Beau Greenwood CropLife America

This comprehensive panel discussion will provide an overview of the 2018 Farm Bill, the legislative vehicle that incorporates FIFRA. In addition to why this is so critical to PMPs, our cross-industry group of experts will explore proactive advocacy opportunities available in this unique regulatory reform climate.  

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Creating and Encouraging an Open-Door Policy and Effective Grievance Procedure
Presented by Jennifer Shook-Harris, SPHR, SCP, McCloud Services

A harmonious office is more productive and leads to higher retention. An effective procedure for filing and responding to complaints is an essential part of keeping the peace and fostering trust in the workplace. Jennifer Shook-Harris from McCloud Services will help attendees understand the Importance of an effective grievance procedure, how to create and encourage an Open-Door Policy, what steps to take when an employee files a complaint, and how to avoid retaliation.

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12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Luncheon & Keynote Debate Featuring Karl Rove and Josh Earnest

Former White House Press Secretary to President Barack Obama, Josh Earnest, pairs up with former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove, to offer perspectives from opposite sides of the aisle on today’s hot-button policy and political issues. Both men are media savvy, successfully worked on grueling presidential campaigns, and know what it’s like to thrive at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. These two make up a power duo that will debate the issues that are going to affect your business, the future political landscape, and this country.

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2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

NPMA Issues Briefing and Strategy Session 

Join the NPMA public policy team to review the 2018 policy initiatives and strategy moving forward.  The session will include a detailed review of the NPMA 2018 policy initiatives and accompanying talking points, an overview of the political strategy, a discussion of effective advocacy techniques and finally how NPMA members can best present the NPMA 2018 policy initiatives to their elected officials.

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Refeshment Break & State Caucuses

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Keynote Presentation by Former Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)

Congressman Jason Chaffetz provides insight to today’s biggest issues and topics. Leaning on his eight years in Congress and his more recent personal interactions with the previous and current President, Congressman Chaffetz provides perspective to what is really happening, and not happening, in Washington D.C. From the latest on Twitter to the beat of the nation, he does it for Fox News and he will convey the same candor with your audience. The Congressman will share personal stories, analysis, predictions and answer questions from the audience.

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5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Legislative Day Reception

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7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast & Keynote Presentation by Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign

If there is one thing about last year’s election that people can agree on, it’s that it was one that no pundit was able to predict. What did the Trump campaign see that no one else saw? Why was no one able to predict Trump’s eventual nomination? Corey Lewandowski will provide insights into polling, demographics, historic rallies, and the energy that drove Trump to become the unexpected nominee, plus what all this means for future candidates and elections.

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9:30 AM

Depart for Appointments on Capitol Hill
Take advantage of this opportunity to share important information and articulate your concerns to your Members of Congress. Click here to view the appointment schedule.

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

MGK Headquarters on the Hill and Lunch 
Rayburn House Office Building Room 2043/44/45

Stop by MGK’s Headquarters on the Hill to grab lunch and discuss your Hill visits. This is an additional opportunity to review NPMA issues and share valuable information obtained during Congressional office visits with fellow members and NPMA staff.  

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