2013 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum

October 11th, 2013 by Leave a Comment



Hosted by the

Conservative Policy Leadership Institute and the
Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Date: Friday, October 11th, 2013

Location: Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel; 2450 Galleria Parkway; Atlanta, GA  30339

Time: 7:30-8am Coffee/Breakfast | 8am -3pm Program

“Welcome to the South Lunch” included

Agenda, Sponsors and Bios


7:30-8:00 – Continental Breakfast

8:00  Welcome

      • Rep. Edward Lindsey, Chairman, Conservative Policy Leadership Institute
      • Sen. David Shafer, President Pro Tempore, Georgia State Senate

8:20 – 8:55

      • Justice for All: A Q&A Session with Georgia Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias introduced by Chris Carr, Incoming Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development

9:00 – 10:00 Session One:  Patient-Centered Medicaid Reform

      • Moise Brutus – Medicaid recipient
      • Rep. Matt Hudson – Florida House Health Appropriations Chair and co-sponsor of statewide Medicaid reform
      • Carol Steckel (MPH) – director, North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
      • Moderator: Tarren Bragdon, President, Foundation for Government Accountability

10:05 – 10:35 Session Two: The Essential Economy

      • Sam Zamarripa, Zamarripa Capital Incorporated, former Georgia state senator
      • Todd Stein, Kitchens New Cleghorn
      • Moderator: Patrick Jones, Co-Founder, WAVU Digital

10:35 – 11:05 Session Three: Communicating Economic Opportunity

      • John Kramer – Vice President of Communications for the Institute for Justice

11:10 – 11:50 Breakout Sessions:

      • Patient-Centered Medicaid Reform
      • The Essential Economy
      • Communicating Economic Opportunity

12:00 – 1:20 p.m. Lunch

Welcome and Presentation of the Principles Award: Molly Dye Franklin, President, Conservative Policy Leadership Institute, and Rep. Lynne Riley, Treasurer, Conservative Policy Leadership Institute

Remarks by Principles Award recipient: Frederick E. Cooper, Chairman of Cooper Capital, LLC

1:30 – 2:15 Session Three: New Ecosystems for Higher Education

      • Dr. Rich Demillo, director, Center for 21st Century Universities at Georgia Tech introduced by Dean Alford, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia

2:15 – 2:45 Where Georgia Leads and Lags – and What To Do About It

      • Kelly McCutchen, President, Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Speakers, pictures and video from previous Legislative Policy Forums2012 | 2011 | 2010


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