MOUNT VERNON BY NIGHT
Enjoy a spectacular evening at the Mount Vernon estate, home to POTUS #1, George Washington. This unforgettable event is not your typical tour of a monument, but a one-of-a-kind chance to experience Mount Vernon in an exclusive and unique way. The evening will kick-off with an inside look at the leadership style of George Washington and his interactions with trusted colleagues, including the fascinating Alexander Hamilton, recently of Broadway fame. You’ll also hear a few of Washington’s “lessons learned” through his experiences as an entrepreneur and employer. Next on the agenda is a sunset walk to a reception in the Upper Garden (where you might catch a glimpse of the site of ending scenes in Hollywood blockbuster National Treasure), a private tour of the mansion, and dinner at the famed Mt. Vernon Inn. If we’re lucky, we may even get a visit from the homeowner himself, George Washington!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: SEAN SPICER
Everybody knows Sean Spicer. At least, polls show, we know his name and his trademark style behind the White House podium. But before the former White House Press Secretary made his mark as one of the most recognized staffers in the Trump administration, he built a decades-long career in Republican politics, witnessing and shaping the inner workings of Washington, DC, from every vantage point — as a House of Representatives communicator, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Chief Strategist of the Republican National Committee, top advisor to presidential campaigns, and of course, White House spokesman. Few in Washington are as well-equipped as Sean to pull back the curtain and dissect what’s really happening in the nation’s capital. Melissa McCarthy’s depiction of his press briefing performances earned him a spot in Saturday Night Live lore, but it was his role as the architect of the Republican National Committee’s PR strategy that earned him a reputation as one of the party’s most effective and hardest-charging strategists and communicators. He will give an update, from the inside view, of what is happening today in Washington, D.C. politics.
PEO ADVOCACY DAY
PEO Advocacy Day is our chance to make our mark on Capitol Hill and spread the good news about the positive impact of PEOs on small to mid-size businesses and their employees. This is our opportunity to make the case for policies and regulations that support and advance the PEO industry. We’ll enjoy lunch in the Capitol complex, and chat with members of Congress and their staffs who will drop by for brief remarks, then head off for scheduled meetings with lawmakers. Never done any lobbying before? Not to worry: NAPEO will make your appointments, provide talking points, and offer advocacy tips.
Register for our Capitol Hill Day webinar here.
CEO FORUM: DINNER WITH A VIEW & HOW TO PROTECT YOUR COMPANY FROM CYBER THREATS
The evening begins with a rooftop reception at the U.S Chamber of Commerce featuring breathtaking views of the White House and monuments (not to mention the space where many news outlets broadcast from), and ends with dinner and a fascinating conversation on cyber security and its impact on businesses with John Carlin, the former Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division and former Chief of Staff to then-FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III.
Carlin, who served as a top-level official in both Republican and Democratic administrations prior to joining his current firm, Morrison & Foerster, regularly advises industry-leading organizations in sensitive cybersecurity and national security matters, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions. In his new book, he provides invaluable insights to companies on how the U.S. is fighting back against international cyberattacks.