AmericanHort Officially Announces Impact Washington Summit

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AmericanHort has officially announced the Impact Washington Summit, which will be held on September 16-18 in Washington, D.C. Confirmed keynote speakers at this signature horticulture industry event include:

Andrew WheelerAdministrator – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Andrew Wheeler was confirmed the fifteenth Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in February.  He began his career during the George H. W. Bush Administration as a Special Assistant in the EPA.  He has served in several positions on the Senate Environment and Public Works committee staff, and as Principal at FaegreBD Consulting.

Daniel GarzaPresident – The Libre Initiative

Daniel Garza was born in the Central Valley of California and would migrate with his family annually from their ancestral hometown of Garza Gonzalez in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, throughout California, Nebraska and Washington State following the crop season as farm workers until he was 19 years of age.  Garza has worked in the House of Representatives, served in local government, and was appointed to the Interior Department in the George W. Bush administration.

Other confirmed speakers include Laurie Flanagan, chair of the H-2B Workforce Coalition on behalf of AmericanHort, and Lynn Jacquez, managing partner at CJ Lake, LLC and AmericanHort immigration and employment law counsel.

Issues of focus will be workforce, transportation, and research, as well as current regulatory issues. Participants will visit their Congressional delegations, building and strengthening relationships that are critical to our success in the public policy arena. Additional speakers will be announced as the event draws closer.

More information is posted on the Impact Washington Summit webpage.

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