Grassroots Seminar Agenda

The Optional Ticketed Grassroots Workshop is a separate event run in partnership with the Grassroots Professional Network.

Thursday – February 16th

2:00pm – 5:00pm
Pre-Conference Grassroots Seminar (separate ticket required – limited space)
Sponsored by Nevada Restaurant Association

2:00pm – 2:05pm
Opening Remarks
Joshua Habursky, Chairman, Grassroots Professional Network

2:05pm – 2:20pm 
Keynote Address
Former Lt. Governor of Nevada Lorraine Hunt-Bono

2:20pm – 2:25pm
Award Presentation
Distinguished Advocate Lorraine Hunt-Bono

Joshua Habursky, Chairman, Grassroots Professional Network
Shane Greer, Co-Owner, Campaigns & Elections
Katherine Jacobi, President, Nevada Restaurants Association 

2:25pm – 3:25pm  
Session 1: Case Studies in Advocacy: Travel & Tourism
Moderated by Matthew Wright, Children’s Hospital Association

Speakers:
Christopher Moyer, Senior Director of Public Affairs, American Gaming Association
Josh Dover, Government Affairs Manager, JetBlue Airways
Brian Kaissi, Government Affairs Manager, Asian American Hotel Owners Association
Margaret McMillan. Director of Government Relations, Nevada Restaurants Association
Michael Jacobson, Director Industry Relations and Political Engagement, U.S. Travel Association

3:25pm – 3:35pm
Networking Break

3:35pm – 4:35pm 
Session 2: Gaming & Sports Advocacy
Moderated by: Michael Bezruki, Director of Grassroots Programs, National Association of Home Builders

Speakers:
Robert Sechrist, President, Acquire Digital (Digital Strategist for the Fantasy Sports Coalition)
John Pappas, Executive Director, Poker Players Alliance
Scott Ward, Of Counsel, Orrick (Legal Counsel for Fantasy Sports Coalition)
Dr. David G. Schwartz, Director, Center for Gaming Research at University of Las Vegas

4:35pm – 4:40pm
Award Presentation
Distinguished Advocate Oscar B. Goodman

Joshua Habursky, Chairman, Grassroots Professional Network
Katherine Jacobi, President, Nevada Restaurants Association 

4:40pm – 4:50pm
Closing Remarks
Oscar Goodman, Former Mayor of Las Vegas

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