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Schedule of Events




Tuesday, September 11

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.



Wednesday, September 12

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Speaker: Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group, Inc.


Economist Anirban Basu will examine and explain the data that dramatically affect the construction industry on domestic and global levels.

Learn about key economic factors, trends and indicators, including an economic analysis of what we can expect in the future.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Speaker: Alison Premo Black, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, ARTBA


Attendees will learn how transportation infrastructure investments impact U.S. state economies and the importance of federal programs to state economies.

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Speaker: Jennifer Brickett, Director, BATIC Institute: An AASHTO Center for Excellence

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Howard Marks, Vice President for Environment, Health and Safety, NAPA


Key Takeaways:

  • Prior and current legislative efforts
  • State agency program implementation
  • Industry efforts


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a bipartisan panel discussion with Congressional staff and hear what’s happening in Congress that could affect the transportation infrastructure market and how Congress plans to work across the aisle to address the HTF shortfall to restore America’s economic vitality and maximize global competitiveness with an integrated national, intermodal surface transportation network that reliably moves goods and people.



  • House Transportation & Infrastructure Majority/Minority Staff
  • Environment & Public Works Majority Staff
  • House Transportation, Housing & Urban Development (THUD) Majority Staff
  • Senate Transportation, Housing & Urban Development (THUD) Majority/Minority Staff

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Speaker: Ryan Lindsey, Executive Director of Government Relations, CRH Americas 


Key Takeaways:

  • Getting to Know Your Elected Officials at Home
  • Inviting Elected Officials to Workplace and Project Sites
  • Supporting Transportation Champions/Challenging Opponents
  • Importance of Primary Vote
  • Providing Legislators and Regulators with “Real World” Impacts

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Attendees will get a chance to tour two of the top breweries in our nation's capital!

Hellbender Brewing Company was founded in November 2014 and got its name from the Eastern Hellbender Salamander, which is the largest salamander in North America, and the third largest in the world! So, it’s safe to say that their beers boast BIG flavors. But they don’t just brew killer ales, they do it in an environmentally sound, super-efficient way using their hammer mill and mash filter to protect the earth from harsh effects and you from bad beer. Unlike any brewery on the east coast, Hellbender Brewing is able to use less grain and less water for all of its brews but brings you more flavor than you can even imagine. Let us take you on a behind the scenes tour of this brewery’s unique process and walk you through the science of why less really is more. 

DC Brau is the OG of local DC beer. They’ve been brewing the area’s best ales since the 1950s, and were the first brewery to brew and distribute beer within Washington, DC. Now, DC Brau has been designated one of the fastest growing breweries in the USA, and their commitment to excellence has been going strong for over fifty years. You’ll taste the dedication as our expert guides walk you through DC Brau’s canning process and how they churn out their award-winning brews year and after.

Cost: $85 per person (includes beer tastings and snacks) 

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Remarks

Tim Caudle, Vice President, Silver Star Construction Co. Inc.
2018 IMPACT Leadership Group Chairman


Craig Parker, Executive Vice President, Silver Star Construction Co. Inc., 2018 NAPA Chairman


Thursday, September 13

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 

Speaker: Channon Hanna, Director of Government Relations, Van Scoyoc Associates 


During this session, attendees will learn steps to effective meetings with members of Congress. As a professional, you bring a unique perspective to transportation infrastructure issues and often have intricate knowledge that helps provide insight for our country's lawmakers. If you cannot meet with a legislator, a meeting with his/her legislative assistant is almost as good. It is also important that you lobby those members of Congress who may support your views as well as those who may not. Lobbying can change votes so it is important that you lobby the people who disagree with you.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

You will get a chance on Thursday morning to meet face-to-face with your elected representatives and staff to discuss matters of importance to the asphalt industry and the specific issues your business is facing. This unique opportunity allows you, as a professional in the asphalt industry, to create connections with policy-makers that will not only advance the industry, but your own organization as well.

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.


2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Capitol Tours of the historic Capitol Building begin at the orientation theaters with a 13-minute film, "Out of Many, One," which will take you on a journey through our country's struggle to establish the world's first truly representative democracy and introduce you to the magnificent building that houses our Congress. The film will be followed by a 45-minute guided walking tour.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Friday, September 14

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 


Tom Harman, Director, FHWA Center for Accelerating Innovation

Chris Lawson, Division Administrator, FHWA