Impact Washington Summit Set to Take Place in September
- Andrew Wheeler, Administrator – 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 Garza, President – 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.
- Additional speakers will include Laurie Flanagan, chair of the H-2B Workforce Coalition on behalf of AmericanHort, and Lynn Jacquez, managing partner at CJ Lake, LLC and renowned immigration policy expert.
More speakers will be announced as the event draws closer.
Legislative and regulatory priorities at the Impact Washington Summit will center around workforce and transportation issues, research funding and implementation, and business and marketplace regulation. These issues are of critical importance to horticultural businesses across the nation.