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  • 09/21/2018
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Harrisburg Hilton

Lobbypalooza 2018 is Friday September 21 at the Harrisburg Hilton.

Click here for registration form or sponsorship form.

Lobbypalooza 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018
Hilton Harrisburg


*includes 2018 membership


8:30—9:00 am - Registration and Breakfast

9:00—11:00 am - Leadership Panel: Key policy advisors from each Caucus speak about the Fall Agenda, offer insights to next session and take your questions.
SR’s– Drew Crompton, Chief of Staff, Senate President Pro Tempore
SD’s– Mark Mekilo, Executive Director, Senate Appropriations Committee
HR’s—Karen Coates, Chief of Staff, Speaker’s office
HD’s— Ali Thomas, Senior Counsel, Democratic Leader’s office

11:10 am —12:15 pm - Election Update: Chris Nicholas, Eagle Consulting Group
Hear from one of Pennsylvania’s preeminent political strategists about the upcoming election

12:15—1:00 pm - Lunch and Networking

1:00—2:15 pm - Harrassment in the Workplace: Legal and HR professionals from different perspectives will discuss appropriate behavior in the workplace, including the Capitol, and address how individuals who encounter misconduct in the workplace, either by seeing/hearing inappropriate behavior or experiencing it should deal with it.
Schaun Henry, Employment Defense Atty—McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC
Daphne Moore, Director of HR—McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC
Solomon Krevsky, Employment Claimant’s Atty—Clark & Krevsky, LLC

2:15—3:45 pm - PACS: How Corporations, Associations and Unions Raise Money and How to Comply with Reporting Law:
Erin Kanter, PA Bankers Association
Mike Maguire, AFSCME Council 13
Sherry Messimer, Commonwealth Compliance Solutions
Pete Trufahnestock, Columbia Gas of PA and MD

This program is designed to be an interactive session. Please come prepared with questions.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your Lobbypalooza Planning Committee has been working hard to provide an educational and informative “multi-faceted lobbying skills-building symposium” designed for the newbie as well as the seasoned professional. This program is tailored to the specific needs of lobbyists in our Commonwealth.

To keep our costs down for our membership, PAGR is offering several sponsorship levels. If your company is able to support us in anyway, please contact Christine at

Breakfast - $500 - includes One FREE registration

  • Listing as Breakfast Sponsor on sponsor list, printed material and newsletter.
  • Signage at Breakfast table
  • One page handout included in packet
  • Opportunity to be acknowledged in front of audience at beginning of session.

Lunch - $1,000 - includes Two FREE registrations

  • Listing as Lunch Sponsor on sponsor list, printed material and newsletter.
  • Signage at Lunch table
  • One page handout included in packet
  • Opportunity to speak to the audience during lunch.

Breaks - 2 available at $300 each

  • Listing as Break Sponsor on sponsor list, printed material and newsletter.
  • Signage at Break table
  • One page handout included in packet

Attendee Packet Flyer –$150 each

  • Include your message in our attendee packet.
  • Your 8 ½ x 11 flyer/brochure will be included with the materials prepared for our attendees and speakers.
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