Your Schedule of Classes

**Please note the House will be out of session on Friday, March 29. We hope this will lead to more substantive conversations with House staff about the issues. The Senate is scheduled to be in session. **

March 28

Capitol Room
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill

12:00 – 1:00 PM Registration and State group get-togethers

Arrive and register for the day. Meet up with your state’s attendees to discuss your meeting schedule for the next day, and perhaps meet for the first time!

1:00 – 1:20 PM Welcome Remarks

Welcome to American Associations Day 2019! Hear from leaders in the association community share why they think this is such an important event.

John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE
President & CEO
ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

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 (ATSSA)

1:20 – 1:50 PM Advocacy 101: Listen to former ASAE Board Chair, Arlene Pietranton, speak on the challenge of advocacy and how to make the best impact during your meetings on Capitol Hill.

Arlene A. Pietranton, PhD, CAE, FASAE
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

1:50 – 2:00 PM Break/ State Group Planning Period

2:00 PM ASAE Board Chair Sal Martino, FASAE, CAE will present the Sentiel Award to Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Senator James Lankford (R-OK)

2:15 – 3:15 PM The Power of A In Action
Hear directly from the experts a case study illustrating how associations worked together with diverse stakeholders and Members of Congress from both parties to pass major opioid legislation last year.

Matthew Fery
Chief of Staff
Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY)

Andrew Gradison
Legislative Assistant
Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO)

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

Using The Power of A Message: Next up, learn from a communications pro how to tailor your own Power of A elevator pitch to highlight the work of your association. Power of A Oversight Committee Chair, Paul Pomerantz, will join to share

Dani Mackey
Dani Mackey Communications

Paul Pomerantz, FASAE, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
American Society of Anesthesiologists

3:15 – 3:30 PM Public Policy: Issues that Affect Associations

Good Hill Meeting / Bad Hill Meeting

Learn the best ways to have a successful meeting on Capitol Hill.

Greg Brooks
Deputy Chief of Staff & Legislative Director
Congressman Brad Wenstrup, MD (R-OH-02)

Bryan Cronan
Manager of Federal Affairs
The McManus Group

Jeff Evans
Associate Director, Public Policy
ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Introduction, Emil Pitkin, CEO, GovPredict 

Policy Update Now it’s time for the heart of the matter: what you will be discussing on March 29 and how to discuss it. Join ASAE Public Policy staff as they walk through Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) on Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits and how to discuss this during your visits. This session will also include volunteer leaders to discuss the challenge of association advocacy.

Danielle Duran Baron, MA, MBA, CAE
Executive Director
CAATE, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE
Vice President, Public Policy

Carmen Elliott, MS, CAE
Vice President of Payment and Practice Management
American Physical Therapy Association

Chris Vest, CAE
Director, Public Policy

4:30 – 4:45 PM Final Send Off – Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE and Nate Fisher, Public Policy Manager, will answer final questions about meetings on the Hill and logistics for the next day.

5:00 – 7:00 PM American Associations Day Reception
Thornton Room

Meet and greet your fellow attendees, the ASAE Board of Directors, DC area association CEOs, and the VIPs of the association community as you overlook the U.S. Capitol. This reception is the best place to network with association pros. Join us as we honor a Member of Congress with the Sentinel Award for support of associations on Capitol Hill.

March 29

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Visit your members of Congress on Capitol Hill and share the Power of A message.

Our success at American Associations Day ultimately comes down to the visits we make to congressional offices to share our collective message with the Hill. Join meetings in small state groups and tell your story. Share how your association is driving the economy and improving society in your community. These visits make it much more likely that our elected officials will stand up for us when we need them most!

12:00 – 2:00 PM American Associations Day Congressional Lunch
2044 Rayburn House Office Building (formerly B-339)

Take a break from your meetings and grab a sandwich and a drink! ASAE will hold a stand-up luncheon in room 2044 of the Rayburn House Office Building, for attendees to take a breath and eat. Or, invite staff members of your state’s Congressional delegation to stop by, grab a sandwich with you, and talk about your association.