NEW YORK, NY (April 2, 2007 ) — The political climate has shifted since the Democrats won control of the House and Senate. Professional and trade association leaders must be aware of the potential ramifications of political changes and determine how to best prepare for them. A live Webinar from global professional services firm Kellen Company will address exactly what―and whom―association leaders need to know to benefit their members during a change in the majority and beyond.
The Webinar will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. Featured speaker Arthur B. Sackler, senior counsel, government affairs at Kellen Company, will outline the essential building blocks for delivering effective programs amidst changes in legislation and public policy. Among topics he will explore are: leveraging and building relationships on Capitol Hill; researching legislation and policy preferences important to an organization; identifying the Committees and Subcommittees that will impact industries and professions; and for effectively representing your interests before the U.S. Congress, federal regulatory agencies, the European Union and other legislative and regulatory bodies.
“Association leaders should take the time to learn about newly elected members of Congress and revamped Committee lineups, which could impact―positively or negatively―their issues,” says Sackler. “They need to stay informed to identify potential concerns or opportunities, and should be alert to the need to determine whether action on the Hill or with federal agencies is necessary.”
As the former vice president of law and public policy at Time Warner, Mr. Sackler successfully engaged Capitol Hill and numerous federal agencies in a wide variety of legislative and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience formulating effective strategies at the federal and state levels, as well as strong knowledge of governmental affairs at the international level. Mr. Sackler has served on various governmental advisory bodies, including as a private sector member of the U.S. delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization Diplomatic Conference, which negotiated digital copyright treaties.
Interested parties may register for the webinar at www.kellencompany.com/webinar_registration.html. Registrants will receive a link to the online presentation and dial-in instructions. The $300 fee is waived for staff, members, and volunteer leaders of trade and professional associations.
The following contacts can provide further details: Holly Koenig, Kellen New York, 212-297-2123, email@example.com; Reed Hitchcock, Kellen Washington, DC, 202-207-1110, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kellen Company is the premier international association management company (AMC), and a charter accredited AMC with both the Association Management Company Institute and the American Society of Association Executives. Kellen Company currently serves more than 100 client associations representing over 10,000 companies from its six offices worldwide.