Programs & Education

Public Policy Roundtable

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 | 10:00am - 5:00pm
Held annually, the MSAE's Public Policy Roundtable is recognized as one of Lansing’s major bipartisan events of the year. This conference features the perspectives of hot policy issue panels and Michigan Quadrant Leader commentaries.  It is the premiere legislative conference dedicated to the association community. After a year of unparalleled challenge and political division, MSAE invites you to be a part of this unique bi-partisan event. 

Online registration is closed. We welcome on-site registrations, so come join us!

This program offers 4.75 CE's, including 1 hour towards your CAE ethics requirement.

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Event Information


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Time Session/Details
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Benson.pngWelcome and Opening Remarks

The Honorable Jocelyn Benson, Secretary of State
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Implications of Redistricting: Now What? An Exploration of Viewpoints

Kyle Melinn, Editor & Vice President, MIRS News
Ben Solis, Staff Writer, Gongwer News Service
Rebecca Szetela, Commissioner, Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

Edward Woods, III, Executive Director, Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
Representative Tenisha Yancey, Michigan House of Representatives, District 1
Adrian Hemond, CEO Grassroots Midwest

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM


12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

How Did They Get That Done?!?! Association Advocacy Success Stories

Scott Ellis, Executive Director, Michigan Licensed Beverage Association 
David Jessup, Executive Director (former), Michigan Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association 
Dave Ladd, Partner, Kelley Cawthorne
Noah Smith, Partner, Capitol Services, Inc. 
Moderator: Chris Fisher, Partner, Midwest Strategy Group 

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Schuster.pngColoring Within the Lines: Lobbying Ethics & Campaign Finance*

Simon Schuster, Executive Director Michigan Campaign Finance Network

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Transparency and Term Limits

Mark Gaffney, former President of MI AFL-CIO
Rich Studley, former President & CEO of Michigan Chamber of Commerce

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

A Conversation with Legislative Leaders

The Honorable Winnie Brinks, Minority Whip
The Honorable Donna Lasinski, House Democratic Leader
The Honorable Aric Nesbitt, President Pro Tempore 
The Honorable Jason Wentworth, Speaker of the House
Moderator: Rob Fowler, Consultant, Public Policy Associates, Inc. 

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Networking & Cocktail Hour

*This session is worth 1 CE towards CAE ethics requirement.


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Event Location:

Cadillac Room
1115 S. Washington Ave.
Lansing, MI  48910