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2023 NECA NextGen Fly-In

Hyatt Place

Washington, DC
Register register for 2023 NECA NextGen Fly-In

NECA NextGen Fly-In logo

The purpose of this program is to cultivate the next generation of NECA's national network of political advocates and to promote our industry's legislative priorities

An ideal candidate to attend this conference would:

  • Want to learn more about the political process
  • Have an interest in meeting with your legislators on Capitol Hill
  • Be a rising executive in your NECA member company
  • Never have attended the NECA National Legislative Conference

Attendees will receive ample opportunity to participate and a deeper understanding of the legislative process. To achieve this, attendance is capped at 30 people.

We recommend one representative per member company.


General Meeting Materials


Legislative Position Papers


Schedule of Events

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Registration and Capitol Hill Meeting Desk
Location: NECA HQ: 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20004

2:00 - 4:45 p.m.

NECA Policy Briefing
Location: NECA HQ

2:00 p.m.

Intro to NECA Government Affairs

  • Marco Giamberardino, NECA
  • Jessica Cardenas, NECA
  • Hadlea Bender, NECA
  • Jared Karbowsky, NECA
  • Julia Convertini, NECA
2:20 p.m.

Tips and Best Practices for Capitol Hill Meetings

  • Anna Platt, Public Affairs Council
3:00 p.m.

The Importance of Building Relationships

  • Mark Mazur, MJM Electric, Chairman, Political Leadership Council
3:15 p.m.

NECA Legislative Issue Update

  • Marco Giamberardino, NECA
  • Jared Karbowsky, NECA
  • Julia Convertini, NECA
  • Frank McCarthy, McCarthy Advanced Consulting
4:00 p.m.

Chiefs of Staff Panel

4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Don Laffoon, Electrical Corporation of America, Chairman, Government Affairs Committee
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception & Dinner 
Location: NECA HQ Rooftop

7:00 p.m.

Capitol Tour
Location: United States Capitol

  • Led by Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ)

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

(NOTE: All meetings are on Capitol Hill, Unless Otherwise Specified)

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

NECA's "Policy for Breakfast"
Location: 2043 Rayburn Room, Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave. SW

Remarks by The Honorable Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)

 Remarks by The Honorable Pete Stauber (R-MN)

Remarks by The Honorable John Garamendi (D-CA)

10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Capitol Hill Meetings (As Scheduled)
Location: Capitol Hill Office Building
NOTE: Light refreshments and briefing materials will be available at the NECA Capitol Hill Office: 4
12 First St. SE, Suite #110

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Congressional Reception
Location: Indian Gaming Association: 224 2nd St. SE

7:05 p.m.

Networking Event at Nationals Park
Arizona Diamondback v. Washington Nationals
Transportation Provided