More than 150 association professionals from around the country visited Capitol Hill last week for American Associations Day on March 28 and 29. Participants representing 23 states gathered to discuss key association issues and personally sit down with members of Congress and their staffs.

Our colleagues shared with policymakers statistics and personal stories that exemplify the power of associations and the many ways in which associations strengthen America, including the power of working together to solve problems. During the event, ASAE presented its Sentinel Awards to Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Senator James Lankford (R-OK) for support of associations on Capitol Hill.

Thank you to all who participated in our successful fly-in event, along with our staff. Special thanks to our educational panelists and presenters, including Sal Martino, FASAE, CAE, Chair, ASAE Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Amer Soc of Radiologic Technologists; Nathan Smith, Chair, 2018-2019 Public Policy Committee, Vice President, Government Relations, American Traffic Safety Services Association; Arlene A. Pietranton, PhD, CAE, FASAE, CEO, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Paul Pomerantz, FASAE, CAE Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Anesthesiologists; Ashley Walton, J.D., Senior Pain Medicine & Federal Affairs Manager, American Society of Anesthesiologists; Danielle Duran Baron, MA, MBA, CAE, Executive Director, CAATE, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education; Carmen Elliott, MS, CAE, Vice President of Payment and Practice Management, American Physical Therapy Association; Bryan Cronan, Manager of Federal Affairs, The McManus Group; and Dani Mackey, President of Dani Mackey Communications.

Please contact Nate Fisher, ASAE Public Policy Department staff, at nfisher@asaecenter.org with any questions.