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Congressional Conference

Schedule at a Glance

11:00 am – 6:30 pm     

Check-in/Congressional Appointment Desk Open

1:30 – 4:30 pm   

General Session


Lawrence Holzberg, LUTCF, LACP, President of NAIFA

CEO Panel

Kevin Mayeux, CAE, CEO of NAIFA
Wayne Chopus, President & CEO of IRI
Susan Neely, CAE, President & CEO of ACLI
George Nichols III, President and CEO of The American College

Legislative Panel

Jason Abel, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson
Diane Boyle, Senior VP for Government Relations, NAIFA
Jayne Fitzgerald, Director of Government Relations, NAIFA
Michael Hedge, Director of Government Relations, NAIFA
Dani Kehoe, Counsel to NAIFA
Pat Raffaniello, Principal, Raffaniello & Associates 

Keynote Speaker

Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE)

Meeting Preparation

Diane Boyle, Senior VP for Government Relations, NAIFA

5:30 – 7:00 pm   


Hosted by Principal

NAIFA Past President Tom Michel will emcee a reception open to all Congressional Conference attendees. We will acknowledge new NAIFA members, hold a silent auction benefiting IFAPAC, and showcase NAIFA's upcoming Apex Sales Summit to be held August 17-18 at the Arizona Biltmore. Anyone who registers for Apex while at Congressional Conference will receive a special reduced registration fee.

7:00 – 10:00 am   

Check-in/Congressional Appointment Desk Open

7:00 – 8:00 am   

Grab & Go Breakfast Available

7:00 am – 5:00 pm   

Hospitality Hall on Capitol Hill

8:30 – 9:00 am   

Group Photo on Capitol Steps

9:00 am – 4:00 pm   

Congressional Appointments and Advocacy Passport Visits