AmericanHort Announces 2021 Impact Washington Summit

Industry Leaders Return to the Nation’s Capital to Advocate on Key Issues

AmericanHort announced the 2021 Impact Washington Summit, September 20-22 in Washington, D.C. as industry leaders return to the nation’s capital to hear from dynamic speakers about key issues while educating Congress on our challenges and priorities. The 2021 Summit will feature a program of subject matter experts, Congressional champions for the industry, and meetings with lawmakers to discuss important issues impacting the green industry and participants’ own business.

Bob Worsley, former Republican State Senator (AZ), entrepreneur, innovator, and author, will deliver keynote remarks on the challenges of the current political divide and how it affects efforts for comprehensive immigration reform. Worsley served in the Arizona Senate from 2012 until 2019, where he advocated on issues such as immigration, technology, and energy, while gaining notoriety for beating former Senate President Russell Pearce. Bob’s entrepreneurial enterprises span three decades, beginning in 1989 with the founding of SkyMall — which he later sold to Rupert Murdoch 13 years later — to his new startup, ZenniHomes, which builds state-of-the-art micro homes of the future. He is the author of the newly released book “The Horseshoe Virus” which along with telling his story of being elected to fight for immigrants in Arizona, painstakingly connects some on the far right and far left of working together to kill any comprehensive immigration reform in Washington DC.

Other experts briefing attendees include Lynn Jacquez, Managing Partner and Principal, JPH Law, CJ Lake LLC; Brian Kuehl, Principal, K·Coe Isom; and Laurie Flanagan, Executive Vice President of DC Legislative and Regulatory Services. Additional participants will be announced as the event draws closer.

It is exciting to have everyone back in Washington advocating for key industry issues with our nation’s elected officials face to face,” said Director of Government Affairs Tal Coley. “Educating lawmakers on our industry and the issues that affect our businesses has never been more important than it is now after 2020. We look forward to welcoming our key industry stakeholders to Washington in September.

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