2012 REALTORŪ Party Policy and Advocacy Conference - Agenda


Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill Hotel, DC

January 25-27, 2012


AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25
1:00pm to 5pmConference Registration
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Regency Foyer Wall

5:00pm to 7:00pmHyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Regency Foyer Wall
Welcome Reception NAR Offices, 500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, 12th Floor

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26
7:00am to 1:00pmConference Registration
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Regency Foyer Wall

7:30am to 8:30amBreakfast Buffet
NAR President Moe Veissi welcomes attendees, provides an overview of the Conference and introduces Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)..
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Regency B, C, D - Ballroom Level

8:30am to 9:30amREALTORŪ Policy Perspectives & Issues Outlook
NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun communicates the results of NAR’s annual Public Policy Survey. NAR Chief Lobbyist Jerry Giovaniello, joined by NAR’s policy experts and lobbyists, provides an overview of NAR’s key federal policy issues.
  • Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, NAR
  • Jerry Giovaniello, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, NAR
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Regency A, Ballroom Level

9:30am to 10:30amView from the Hill: Housing Policy in the 112th Congress
NAR First Vice President Steve Brown moderates a panel of congressional committee staff who share insights and perspectives regarding Congress and its 2012 issues agenda.
  • Steve Brown, First Vice President, NAR (moderator)
  • Clinton Jones, General Counsel for Insurance and Housing, House Committee on Financial Services
  • Gail Laster, Deputy Chief Counsel, House Committee on Financial Services
  • Tony Coughlan, Professional Staff Member, Senate Finance Committee
  • Aruna Kalyanum, Tax Counsel, House Committee on Ways and Means
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Regency A, Ballroom Level

10:30am to 10:45amBREAK

10:45am to 12:00pmThe Economy and Real Estate: Are We Fixing What Ails Our Housing Markets?
NAR VP & Liaison to Government Affairs Scott Louser introduces Alan Zibel who will then introduce each panelist. This panel will speak about the current state of housing policy, its relationship with the economy, and provide their insights and perspectives regarding the needed solutions to help restore health and vitality to the nation’s mortgage markets.
  • Alan Zibel, Reporter, Dow Jones Newswires/Wall Street Journal (moderator)
  • Brian Chappelle, Partner, Potomac Partners
  • Brian Gardner, SVP-Washington Research, Keefe Bruyette & Woods, Inc.
  • James Parrott, White House Advisor, National Economic Council
  • Dr. Ann B. Schnare, Principal, AB Schnare Associates
  • Peter Swire, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Regency A, Ballroom Level

1:00pm to 2:00pmPositioning the REALTORŪ Party for Advocacy Action
NAR Member Mobilization Liaison John Smaby leads a member-to-member discussion regarding NAR’s 2012 policy priorities and necessary courses of action.
  • John Smaby, Liaison, Member Mobilization (moderator)
  • Dale Stinton, CEO, NAR
  • Jerry Giovaniello, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, NAR
  • Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, NAR
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Regency A, Ballroom Level

2:00pm to 2:15pmBREAK

2:15pm to 3:15pmStrengthening Our Communities Through the REALTORŪ Party
NAR Realtor Party Activities Director Tom Salomone leads a discussion about the vast array of advocacy and RPAC tools and how these tools promote and influence public policy outcomes at the state and local level.
  • Tom Salomone, 2012 Director of REALTORŪ Party Activities, NAR (moderator)
  • Joe Goode, American Strategies, Inc.
  • Carole Horn, ABR, CRS, GRI, E-Pro certified, Van Eaton & Romero
  • Norman Morris, Sr. Vice President, Louisiana REALTORSŪ Association.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Regency A, Ballroom Level

5:00pm to 7:00pm Reception & Dinner Buffet
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Regency B, C, D - Ballroom Level

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27
7:00am to 11amConference Registration
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Regency Foyer Wall

8:00am to 9:00amPlated Breakfast
NAR President Moe Veissi reconvenes the Conference and introduces John Harris,
Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Politico.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Regency B, C, D - Ballroom Level

9:00am to 10:00amAdvocacy Plus Empowerment Equals Effectiveness
NAR President-elect Gary Thomas and CEO Dale Stinton lead a discussion on the importance of leadership commitment, support and agreement to mobilize RealtorsŪ to promote NAR’s federal policy and political goals and objectives.
  • Gary Thomas, President-Elect, NAR
  • Dale Stinton, CEO, NAR
  • Jerry Giovaniello, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, NAR
  • Russell Grooms, 2012 Chair, Public Policy Coordinating Committee
  • John Smaby, Liaison, Member Mobilization
  • Rick Violett, 2012 RPAC Chair of the RPAC Trustees Committee
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Regency A, Ballroom Level

10:00am to 10:15amBREAK

10:15am to 11:15amThe 3 G's for Success: Get Involved, Generate, Groom
NAR’s Vice President Liaisons, Scott Louser and D.J. Snapp, lead a member-to-member discussion regarding positioning NAR’s committees and forums to be productive governance bodies.
  • Scott Louser, Vice President & Liaison to Government Affairs, NAR
  • Dairell "D.J." Snapp, Vice President & Liaison to Committees, NAR
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Regency A, Ballroom Level

11:15am to 12:00pmClosing the Deal
NAR’s Leadership Team leads a wrap-up of the Conference program and invites feedback and perspectives regarding the policy and advocacy direction of the Association.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Regency A, Ballroom Level.

12:00pmConference Adjournment
 
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