2021 WIG Summer Summit Series

Event Date(s): 
6/22/21, 6/23/21, 6/24/21, 6/29/21, 7/1/21; 3:00 pm ET; 2:00 pm CT; 1:00 pm MT; Noon PT; 11:00 am AK; 9:00 am HI
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Thank you for joining us for WIG Summer Summit 2021! 

 

Available #WIGSummerSummit resources, slides, and webinar and audio recordings are linked below. Click here for printable Agenda.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 

Looking Back: The Ultimate Stress Test for FirstNet 

Moderator:
Washington State Representative Cindy Ryu, Chair, WIG Board of Directors
Featuring:
Carrie Johnson, Director of Strategy & Policy/Rural & Tribal Affairs Specialist, FirstNet Program, AT&T
Christopher Becenti, Executive Director, Navajo Nation Telecommunications Regulatory Commission

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Getting Back To Routine Vaccines

Moderator:
Washington State Representative Cindy Ryu, Chair, WIG Board of Directors
Featuring:
Christine Liow, Associate Principal, Avalere Health
Dr. Thomas Clark, Acting Deputy Director, Director, Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Dispelling the Myths of STEAM Careers: The Video Game Industry Is Powering Up

Moderator:
California State Assemblywoman Autumn Burke
Featuring:
Kayla Belmore, Senior Producer, Gearbox Software
Winslow Caliwag-Gomez, Video Game Producer, Walt Disney Games
Michael Lee, Senior Director, Next-Gen Talent & Global Co-Chair of BEAT!, the Black Employee Resource Group at Electronic Arts (EA)

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Post-Secondary Education to Inclusive and Equitable Workforce Readiness

Moderator:
Virginia State Delegate Kathy Tran
Featuring:
Daniel Kuehn, Senior Research Associate, Benefits Policy Center, The Urban Institute
Bhavani Arabandi, Senior Research Associate, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population, The Urban Institute
Julie Ellen Squire, Vice President of Policy and General Counsel, National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Trends and Opportunities for State-Level Resilience

Moderator:
South Carolina State Representative Heather Crawford, Southern Regional Director, WIG Board of Directors
Featuring:
Laura Lightbody, Project Director, Flood-Prepared Communities, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Advanced Recycling: Fact vs. Fiction

Moderator:
West Virginia State Senator Patricia Rucker, Eastern Regional Director, WIG Board of Directors
Featuring:
Prapti Muhuri, Manager of Recycling and Recovery, American Chemistry Council Jodie Morgan, CEO, GreenMantra Technologies

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Beyond the PREP Act (Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act): Ensuring Pharmacists Can Continue to Support Community Health

Moderator:
West Virginia State Senator Patricia Rucker, Eastern Regional Director, WIG Board of Directors
Featuring:
Christie Boutte, PharmD, RPH, Senior Vice President, Reimbursement, Innovation and Advocacy, National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Kayla McFeely, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy Care, Health and Wellness Programs, National Association of Chain Drug Stores

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Empowering Customers and Small Businesses

Moderator:
Hawaii State Representative Lauren Matsumoto, Vice Chair, WIG Board of Directors
Alyssa Betz, Director, Brand Protection and Customer Trust, Amazon
Featuring:
Ashlyn Roberts, Manager, Governmental Affairs and Communications, Small Business Roundtable
Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations & Public Affairs, National Association for the Self-Employed
Theo Prodromitis, CEO and Co-Founder, Spa Destinations
North Carolina State Senator Vickie Sawyer

Thursday, July 1, 2021

MAGIC - Make a Great Impression on Constituents, Customers, and Let’s Not Forget Compliance

Moderator:
Hawaii State Representative Lauren Matsumoto, Vice Chair, WIG Board of Directors
Featuring:
Elizabeth Bartz, President and CEO, State and Federal Communications