Regulatory Lunch & Learn – Comment Letter How To

Sep 18, 2017 12:00pm -
Sep 18, 2017 01:00pm

Event Description

Whether you’re new to regulatory affairs, been navigating the Federal Register without a guide or are an expert navigator of the regulatory flow chart this lunch and learn will have something for everyone. Join WGR for a structured conversation looking at the what, why, and how of regulatory comment letters. Whether you’ve been tasked to write them on your own, have an internal team collecting the requisite information or are collaborating with a coalition of external partners on a coalition letter our speakers will have something help you along the way.

Speaker Susan Asmus, Sr. VP of Regulatory Affairs for the National Association of Home Builders, will frame the discussion pulling from her experience leading a multidisciplinary department of regulatory specialists dealing with federal, state and local codes and regulations. She will be joined by the WGR members active in regulatory affairs and together they will lead a conversation sharing challenges and how to overcome them, as well as best practices to be successful along with helpful tidbits for those who may not be a regulatory person but find themselves in the position to comment


  • Understand the basic process of crafting regulatory comment letters and where they fit in the rule making process.
  • Learn best practices, tips and tricks for navigating the drafting process for comment letters.
  • Develop a better understanding of how to leverage regulatory comments to advance your organizations advocacy agenda.


  • Susan Asmus, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, NAHB

Conversation Leads:

  • Kate Shenk, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
  • Tamra Spielvogel, Program Manager, Environmental Policy, National Association of Home Builders

Location: National Association of Home Builders
1201 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005-2842

Metro: McPherson Square

Please bring a brown bag lunch. 

Registration Fees:
Member: $20
Non member: $40
Event Registration with the purchase of a NEW membership ($70 savings!): $215

This event is closed to the press.

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

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Event Type:Brown Bag
Early registration ends on Jul 21, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Jul 22, 2017 and ends on Sep 19, 2017.
Late registration starts on Sep 20, 2017.