2018 AED/EDA Washington Fly-In

Mar 20, 2018 12:30pm -
Mar 22, 2018 07:30pm
(GMT-5)

Event Description

     

ADVOCATE. INFORM. IMPACT.

 

Do you accept the nomination? There’s too much at stake for your company and the industry not to attend the 2018 AED / EDA Washington Fly-In, March 20-22 – the equipment industry’s premier public policy event. 

 

You can make a difference. Times have changed. The business community has a receptive audience on Capitol Hill and within the administration. With infrastructure investment, workforce development, energy policy and regulatory reform at the top of the agenda in 2018, you can have a direct impact to push the industry’s priorities and ensure harmful initiatives are stifled. 

 

AED and EDA will have a jam-packed agenda to ensure your time in Washington isn’t wasted. We’ll get you up to speed on how to be an effective advocate on the issues important to your company. You’ll hear directly from senior lawmakers, administration officials, and Washington policy experts. We will even schedules meetings for you with members of Congress. All you need to do is show up and let your inner advocate show.  And we promise, you’ll even have some fun!

 
 

ADVOCATE. INFORM. IMPACT. You can make a difference!

 

Schedule:
 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Hotel George

Leaders A/B

15 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

 

The AED Foundation Luncheon

Equipment distributors are plagued by a short supply of skilled technical workers. Learn about The AED Foundation and its recent efforts to address the equipment industry’s technician shortage and what the Trump administration and Congress is doing to address the nation’s skilled worker shortage and narrowing the skills gap.

Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa.)
Co-Chair, Congressional Career & Technical Education Caucus and Member, House Education & the Workforce and House Natural Resources Committee

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

801 17th St NW #200, Washington, DC 20006

 

Equipment Dealers Foundation Board of Directors Informational Meeting & Luncheon
(All EDA Members/Spouses Welcome)

EDA Members can catch up with EDA Staff and members of the Equipment Dealers Foundation Board of Directors. This informational will discuss EDF’s recent efforts in Disaster Relief and Workforce Development.

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Liaison Hotel

Metropolitan Foyer

415 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001

Registration Open

3:00 pm –  4:30 pm

The Liaison Capitol Hill

Metropolitan East/West

 

Advocacy 101: The Ins and Outs of Capitol Hill Meetings

Congressional offices and Capitol Hill meetings can be mysterious. Learn from experienced lobbyists and a senior congressional staffer how Capitol Hill offices operate and what you need to do (and shouldn’t do) to effectively engage lawmakers during meetings. A lawmaker will give their impressions of being a member of Congress and how you can get your message through to your elected officials.

Daniel B. Fisher, Associated Equipment Distributors
Vice President, Government Affairs

Natalie Higgins, Equipment Dealers Association
Vice President, Government Relations

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.)
Member, House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Homeland Security Committee

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Dubliner

4 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

 

Industry Leaders Welcome Reception

Catch up with your equipment industry colleagues over drinks and hors d’oeuvres and receive a warm Washington welcome from a member of House Democratic leadership and the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.)
Co-Chair Democratic Policy & Communications Committee
Senior Whip
Member, House Transportation & Infrastructure and House Agriculture Committees

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

7:30 am – 1:30 PM

The Liaison Capitol Hill

Metropolitan Foyer

Registration Open

 

7:30 am – 8:30 am

The Liaison Capitol Hill

Metropolitan East/West

 

 

Kick-Off Breakfast & Welcome

The AED and EDA leadership teams will welcome everyone to our nation’s capital. Attendees will hear from the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House, who is widely considered to be the voice of the pro-business wing of the Democratic Party.

Diane Benck, 2018 AED Chairwoman
Vice President, General Operations, West Side Tractor Co.

Tom Rosztoczy, 2018 EDA Chairman
Chief Executive Officer, Stotz Equipment

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)
House Democratic Whip

 

8:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Liaison Capitol Hill

 

 

Policy Panels

Leading lawmakers, Washington, D.C. policy experts, will brief attendees on hot topics, including infrastructure, agriculture, trade, tax and regulatory policy issues.

 

8:30 am – 9:00 am

The Liaison Capitol Hill

Metropolitan East/West

 

Infrastructure Panel

Policy experts and a senior lawmaker discuss infrastructure investment, including prospects for a substantial infrastructure package, the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund addressing rural infrastructure needs and what the equipment industry can do to make a massive infrastructure package a reality.

Robbie Boone, Farm Credit Council
Vice President, Government Affairs

Dean Franks, American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Senior Vice President, Congressional Relations 

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.)
Chairman, House Highway and Transit Subcommittee

Catie Kawchak, National Association of Manufacturers
Director of Infrastructure, Innovation, and HR Policy

 

9:00 am – 9:30 am

The Liaison Capitol Hill

 

Metropolitan East/West

Address by the Senate Republican Leader & AED’s Legislative Leadership Award Presentation

The most powerful lawmaker on Capitol Hill will talk about the Senate’s agenda for 2018, what he hopes to accomplish and how he foresees the midterm elections playing out. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

 
9:30 am – 9:55 am

The Liaison Capitol Hill

 

Metropolitan East/West

Continuation of Infrastructure Panel

 

9:55 am – 10:00 am

The Liaison Capitol Hill

Metropolitan East/West

Introduction of Equipment Manufacturers Panel

 

10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Liaison Capitol Hill

Metropolitan East/West

 

Equipment Manufacturer Panel

Hear from equipment manufacturers’ D.C. representatives about their companies’ policy priorities and how they’re planning to be successful in the current political environment.

Daryl Bouwkamp, Vermeer
Senior Director, International Business Development and Government Affairs

Jonathan Miller, The Volvo Group
Vice President, Government Relations & Public Affairs

Chris Myers, Caterpillar
Director, International & Federal Government Affairs

Steven Nadherny, CNH Industrial
Vice President, Government Affairs

John Rauber, Deere & Co.
Director, North American Public Affairs

Nick Yaksich, Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Senior Vice President, Government & Industry Relations

 

11:00 am – 11:45 am

The Liaison Capitol Hill

Metropolitan East/West

 

Tax and Trade Policy Panel

While tax reform legislation is in the rearview mirror, many key provisions are temporary, necessitating future congressional action. Also, given the speed at which Congress considered the bill, corrections and adjustments are inevitable. Despite economic growth accelerating, the Trump administration’s trade agenda has many in the business community nervous. Learn from tax and trade policy experts and a powerful lawmaker about how Congress will tackle tax and trade policy.

Janice Mays, PwC
Managing Director, Washington National Tax Services

John Murphy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Senior Vice President for International Policy

Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.)
Secretary, House Republican Conference
Member, House Ways & Means Committee

 

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

The Liaison Capitol Hill

Metropolitan East/West

EDA Legislative Leadership Award Presentation

 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Liaison Capitol Hill

Metropolitan East/West

Luncheon

 

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

The Liaison Capitol Hill

Metropolitan East/West

 

Regulatory Policy Panel

Regulatory reform is a top priority as the Trump administration seeks to undue many of President Obama’s burdensome regulations. Learn how the current Congress and administration are approaching labor, energy, environmental, and workplace issues and hear from a leading member of Congress about regulatory reform efforts.

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio)
Chairman, House Small Business Committee

Jordan Crenshaw, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Assistant Policy Counsel

Jennifer Ortega, Coalition for a Democratic Workplace
Senior Associate, Ulman Public Policy & Federal Relations

 

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

AED: Eisenhower Executive Office Building

EDA: Metropolitan East/West

AED: White House Briefing/EDA: Ag Policy Briefing

AED members will head to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building for a briefing with senior White House officials.

Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), a representative from the National Corn Growers Association and a USDA official will receive an agriculture policy and farm bill update at the Liaison Capitol Hill.

 

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Capitol Hill Club

 

Reception Honoring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.)

Join AED and other industry allies for a fundraising reception to support the House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.). Scalise is the third-ranking member of House GOP leadership. The whip is the party’s chief vote-counter and helps shape the House Republican agenda, including what bills will be considered by the chamber. Scalise will be influential in pushing the equipment industry’s legislative priorities, including an infrastructure package and initiatives to expand energy development.

AED members are encouraged to make personal contributions to the Scalise Leadership Fund. Non-AED members must contribute at least $500 to participate in this exclusive event.

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Capitol Hill Club

Eisenhower Room

300 1st Street, S.E.,
Washington, DC 20003

 

Industry Champions Breakfast

Sit down with members of Congress from key committees who are advocates for the equipment industry. Talk to them about the issues affecting your markets and costs of doing business and get a first-hand perspective about what’s happening on the Hill and in the political trenches “back home”.

Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.)
Member, House Appropriations Committee

Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.)
Chairman, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee

Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.)
Member, House Financial Services Committee

Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.)
Member, House Transportation & Infrastructure and Agriculture Committees

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.)
Member, House Transportation & Infrastructure and Agriculture Committees

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.)
Chairman, House Appropriations Committee’s Transportation, Housing & Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee

Rep. Jimmy Duncan, Jr. (R-Ten.)
Vice Chairman, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.)
Member, House Transportation & Infrastructure and Homeland Security Committees

Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.)
Member, House Agriculture Committee and House Small Business Committee

Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Col.)
Member, House Financial Services and Natural Resources Committees

 

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Capitol Hill & Capitol Hill Club

Eisenhower Room

Taking it to the Hill: Meetings with Lawmakers

Attendees meet with representatives, senators, and congressional staff. Our room at the Capitol Hill Club will remain open all day for you to share intelligence, adjust messaging based on meeting feedback, ask questions, resupply materials, and grab a cup of coffee.

Note: A buffet lunch will be available 11:30 am-1:00 pm.

 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Bar 201

201 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

Closing Reception

Debrief and decompress with industry colleagues at a fun Washington location.

 

 

Friday, March 23, 2018

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Liaison Capitol Hill

Metropolitan East

AED Board of Directors Meeting

AED Directors and Officers Only

 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Capitol Hill Club

EDF & EDA Board of Directors Meetings

EDF & EDA Directors Only

 

 

 

 

Attendees (as of 3/12/2018)

 

First Name Last Name Organization City State
John Shearer 4 Rivers Equipment, LLC Greeley CO
Keith Olson 4 Rivers Equipment, LLC Colorado Springs CO
Todd Baker AgriVision Equipment Group, LLC Lenox IA
Peggy Barlet Bejac Corporation Placentia CA
Ron Barlet Bejac Corporation Placentia CA
Walter Berry Berry Companies, Inc. Wichita KS
Steve Meadows Berry Companies, Inc. Wichita KS
Judy Worrell Berry Companies, Inc. Wichita KS
Polly Berry Berry Companies, Inc. Wichita KS
Sharmin Meadows Berry Companies, Inc. Wichita KS
Barbara  Bingham Bingham Equipment Company Mesa AZ
Blaine Bingham Bingham Equipment Company Mesa AZ
Darren Grahsl BOKF Equipment Finance Inc. Dallas TX
Michael Brennan Brandeis Machinery & Supply Co. Louisville KY
Michael Paradis Brandeis Machinery & Supply Co. Louisville KY
Andrew Parker Carter Machinery Company, Inc. Salem VA
James Parker Carter Machinery Company, Inc. Salem VA
Tom Schachner Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc. Murrysville PA
William Moore Construction Equipment Sales & Rental Jackson TN
Matt Di Iorio Ditch Witch Mid-States Columbus OH
Joani Woelfel Far West Equipment Association Dixon CA
Keith Greewood Far West Equipment Dealers Association Bluffdale UT
Eric Mason Far West Equipment Dealers Association Aurora UT
Sarah Swanson Farm Equipment Sales, Inc. Glasgow MT
Amanda McKinnon General Equipment & Supplies, Inc. Fargo ND
Jonathan  Shilling General Equipment & Supplies, Inc. Fargo ND
Kent Grosshans Grosshans, Inc. Central City NE
Elliot Grosshans Grosshans, Inc. Central City NE
Clay Haley Haley Equipment Inc. Caroll IA
James Nelson Heavy Machines, Inc. Memphis TN
Mark Steinberg Hertzbach & Company Owings Mills MD
Timothy Watters Hoffman Equipment Co. Piscataway NJ
Andrew Snih Huber Farm Equipment Prince George BC
Mark Othmer INDEA Johnston IA
Andy Goodman INEDA Johnston IA
Jeffrey Scott Intermountain Bobcat Salt Lake City UT
Will Rogers Iowa Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association Johnston IA
Mark Romer James River Equipment LLC Richmond VA
Greg Blaszka Jesco Inc. South Plainfield NJ
Steve Geick John Deere Company Olathe KS
Barbara Meinhardt KanEquip., Inc. Wamego KS
Jim Meinhardt KanEquip., Inc. Wamego KS
Tim Kayton Kayton International, Inc. Albion NE
Ellen Lueger KCoe Isom, LLP WIchita KS
Marc Johnson KCoe Isom, LLP Lenexa KS
Bruce Keim Keim Farm Equipment Hamburg IA
John Kimball Kimball Equipment Company Centerville UT
Kim Schmidt Lessiter Media Brookfield WI
Gayle Humphries Low Country Machinery Pooler GA
David Kedney Luby Equipment Services St. Louis MO
Steve Manzer Manzer Equipment, Inc. Osmond NE
Michael Vazquez MECO Miami, Inc. Miami FL
Michael Ribich Merrill Lynch Chicago IL
Boyd Mitchell Mitchell Equipment Atkinson NE
Paul Farrell Modern Group Ltd. Bristol PA
Richard Nelson Modern Group Ltd. Bristol PA
Kevin Nessa Nessa, Inc. Zearing IA
Janie Nessa Nessa, Inc. Zearing IA
Dean Oliver NFS Leasing Beverly MA
Karen Zajick Norris Sales Co. Inc. Conshohocken PA
Timothy Wentz Northeast Equipment Dealers Association Liverpool NY
Paul  Liesem Ohio CAT Broadview Heights OH
Kenneth Taylor Ohio CAT Broadview Heights OH
Melissa  Brooks Ohio CAT Broadview Heights OH
R. Christopher Gaylor Power Equipment Company Knoxville TN
Marshall Anderson RDO Equipment Co. Ladera Ranch CA
Jack Jones Richland Equipment Centreville MS
Doug Friesen SANY America, Inc. Peachtree City GA
Tony Trenzeluk Sentry Insurance  Washington DC
Bob Sinclair Sinclair, Inc. Muscatine IA
Jerry Donlon Standard Equipment Company Chicago IL
Tom Rosztoczy Stotz Equipment Litchfield Park AZ
Wes Stowers Stowers Machinery Corp. Knoxville TN
Lisa Rottmann Stowers Machinery Corp. Knoxville TN
Bruce McFee Sullivan-Palatek Michigan City IN
Lester Killebrew Sun South LLC Abbeville AL
Wanda Cox Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC Phoenix AZ
Larry Cox Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC Phoenix AZ
Roger Jensen Valley Equipment Company, Inc. Salem OR
Tim Everett Vermeer Mid Atlantic, LLC Baltimore MD
Corey Vander Molen Vermeer MidSouth, Inc. Jackson MS
Denny Vander Molen Vermeer MidSouth, Inc. Jackson MS
Whit Perryman Vermeer Texas-Louisiana Irving TX
Matt Deloglos Volvo Financial Services Greensboro NC
G. Cody Eldridge Wagner Equipment Co. Aurora CO
Bruce Wagner Wagner Equipment Co. Aurora CO
Dan Scheuers Waupun Equipment Co., Inc. Fox Lake WI
Peter Gregory Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc. Alpharetta GA
Diane Benck West Side Tractor Sales Co. Naperville IL
Eric Wareham Western Equipment Dealers Association Kansas City MO
Michael Lalonde Westrax Machinery, Inc. Corona CA
Jonathan Campbell Wheeler Machinery Co. Salt Lake City UT
Tom Nobbe WM Nobbe & Company Waterloo IL
Tammy Truesdale WPI Houston TX
Bruce Truesdale WPI Houston TX

 

Want to see what all the buzz is about? View the video below to see our recap of last year's Fly-In.

 

 


Event Type:Annual Conference
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