March 17-18, 2020 | Washington, D.C.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the House and Senate Sergeant at Arms have restricted access to the Capitol through April 1 to only visitors on official business. Numerous Congressional offices had previously announced similar restrictions, limiting the ability for Argentum members to meet with lawmakers and their staff. Due to these limitations, and out of an abundance of caution, we have cancelled the 2020 Public Policy Institute & Fly-In in Washington, D.C. We believe cancelling this event is in the best interest of our attendees and will allow policymakers to continue to focus on COVID-19 efforts. Now more than ever, advocacy for the industry remains critically important, and we will continue to advocate for the industry during this challenging time.
The annual Argentum Public Policy Institute & Fly-In allows for industry professionals to discuss issues and solutions to the most important legislative and regulatory challenges at the state and federal levels, and advocate for critical senior living issues on Capitol Hill.
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LONG-TERM CARE FINANCING REFORM PANEL
Tax Policy Adviser
Office of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey
The Urban Institute
Gleckman is the author of Caring for Our Parents (St. Martin’s Press) and is a Senior Fellow at The Urban Institute, where he is affiliated with both the Tax Policy Center and the Program on Retirement Policy. He is also the author the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center’s fiscal policy blog Tax Vox and a weekly blog on aging issues for Forbes.com. Gleckman served on the National Academy of Social Insurance Study Panel on Long-Term Services and Supports (2018-2019); as a convener of the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative (2012-2016); as a 2006-2007 Media Fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation; and as a 2006-2008 Visiting Fellow at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. In 2016, Gleckman was a named one of the nation’s top 50 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue.
Lauri St. Ours
EVP of Government Relations
Washington Health Care Association
As EVP of Government Relations for the Washington Health Care Association (WHCA), St. Ours is responsible for oversight of state government affairs and working with the CEO and association leadership to develop legislative priorities and activities. St. Ours was a member of the lobby team that worked to successfully pass Washington’s LTC Trust Act in 2019. She has over 25 years of experience working with the Washington State legislature. Prior to joining the staff of WHCA in 2005, St. Ours served as the executive director of the Northwest Assisted Living Facilities Association for 10 years.
FEDERAL INITIATIVES TO ADDRESS WORKFORCE CHALLENGES PANEL
Director of Workforce Policy
House Committee on Education and the Workforce
Green serves as the Director of Workforce Policy for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and is responsible for directing Committee Republicans’ workforce/labor policy activities. Prior to that role, he spent six years working as the Executive Director of the National Council of Chain Restaurants. Green has also served as Vice President, Government and Political Affairs for the National Retail Federation and Vice President, Federal Relations for the National Restaurant Association. Earlier in his career in Washington, D.C., Rob worked in a variety of roles in the U.S. Congress including senior Committee staff, Chief of Staff, and Legislative Director for several Members of Congress.
Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs
Associated Builders & Contractors
Swearingen leads the Associated Builders & Contractors’ (ABC) lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and coalition efforts in the business community. She currently serves as the Chair to the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, composed of hundreds of organizations joined by their mutual concern over actions that threaten employees, employers, and economic growth. Prior to joining ABC, Swearingen served as a staffer in the office of former Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.).
VP, Workforce Development
Weil is the vice president of workforce development for Argentum. He has nearly 20 years of direct experience developing workforce solutions to recruitment challenges. Prior to his time with Argentum, he worked for The Manufacturing Institute, a subsidiary of the National Association of Manufacturers in Washington, D.C., where he served as senior vice president of education and workforce.
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