SPAR Program

Wednesday, November 30


10:00 a.m. —10:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions 

With a message from our sponsor  

10:15 a.m. —11:15 a.m.

Importance of Public Policy

Bob Dold, Jr., Rose Pest Solutions

11:15 a.m. —12:00 p.m.

PANEL: Expectations for 2023…What’s Happening Around the Country? (top issues, what’s coming ahead, emerging issues)

Panelists: David Flynn (tax issues), Billy Olsen, Emilio Polce, Todd Kercheval (Texas)- Moderator

12:00 p.m. —1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. —2:00 p.m.

How do you Engage Federally? (FB23/NPMA Update, How can States/SPARs Help) Leveraging State Relationships

Panelists: Tate, Justin McCauley- Moderator, Marty Roberts, Chris Wible

2:00 p.m. —3:00 p.m.

Engaging Your Regulators

Panelists: Bonnie Rabe, Jim Fredericks- Moderator, Faye Golden, Leslie Herren

3:00 p.m. —3:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:15 p.m. —4:15 p.m.

Making New Relationships to Further Policy Efforts

Panelists: Melissa Manns- AGs, Bill Welsh, Suzanne Graham, Ted Brayton

4:15 p.m. —5:00 p.m.

Open Discussion

Evaluating Resources and Developing New Tools to Benefit SPARs

Identifying New Advocates in Your State

Words of Wisdom/Takeaways to Be Successful

5:00 p.m —6:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception for SPARs/ Association Leaders