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ISEA Month of Excellence – Washington Update

Thursday, January 1, 1970






Day 3

Washington Update – Policy & Politics

ISEA’s Month of Excellence will conclude with a focus on Washington. Hear from industry stakeholders and regulators about what’s being done on Capitol Hill and in the new Administration to address current occupational safety challenges.

For questions about ISEA’s Month of Excellence, please contact Tanya Brosnan at tbrosnan@safetyequipment.org or call 703-525-1695 x110.

Keynote – Bruce P. Mehlman
The Great Acceleration: Pandemic Politics in an Age of Disruption
Disruption drives societal change, whether it be technological, geopolitical or cultural, and the impact of disruption often leads to loss of trust. COVID was one of the biggest, most impactful disruptors in recent history, exposing vulnerabilities yet offering opportunities. What are the disruptors of tomorrow, and how we will respond?

In this keynote presentation, policy wonk Bruce Mehlman will help us to understand, anticipate and navigate the ever-evolving policy environment and what has and will continue to impact the global marketplace.

2:00 pm | State Highway & Transportation Policy Update
Joung Lee, AASHTO
Transportation policy expert Joung Lee will discuss AASHTO’s proposals for infrastructure programs and current highway and transportation discussions between the White House and Congress.

2:30 pm | Federal Supply Chain Update
Tim Manning, White House COVID-19 Response Team
Representing the White House COVID-19 Response Team, Supply Coordinator Tim Manning will offer an update on the Administration’s plan and actions taken to organize efforts focused on securing, strengthening, and ensuring a sustainable pandemic supply chain.

3:00 pm | OPEN/BREAK

3:10 pm | Protecting Workers, Protecting Lives
ISEA is releasing a new docuseries on PPE that puts the spotlight on innovation taking place within the safety equipment industry. Get a sneak peek at the full series to be released later this month.

3:15 pm | ISEA Scholarship Update
ISEA awards two scholarships each year to both the dependent of a member and students interested in perusing a career in safety. See which child of a member won this year and learn students can apply.

3:30 pm | That’s A Wrap
Craig Wallentine, ISEA Chair


Thursday, May 20, 2021

1:00 pm

Keynote - Bruch Mehlman

2:00 pm

State Highway & Transportation Policy Update

2:30 pm

Federal Supply Chain Update

3:10 pm

Protecting Workers, Protecting Lives

3:30 pm

That's A Wrap


Bruce P. Mehlman

Partner, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas
With over two decades of experience in public policy, business and the law, Bruce helps leaders and organizations understand, anticipate and navigate political risk. Mehlman is a highly sought-after keynote speaker on policy and political trends, …Read More

Tim Manning

Supply Coordinator, White House COVID-19 Response Team
Tim Manning serves as Supply Coordinator for the White House COVID-19 Response Team, organizing the federal effort focused on securing, strengthening and ensuring a sustainable pandemic supply chain, working with departments and agencies to ensure …Read More

Joung Lee

Director of Policy and Government Relations, AASHTO
Joung Lee leads AASHTO's (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) policy efforts across all modes of transportation. Working with Congress, executive branch agencies, and transportation industry stakeholders, Joung represents the policy interests of …Read More

Craig Wallentine

Global Business Development Manager, DuPont Safety & Construction (Retired), ISEA Immediate Past Chair
Immediate Past Chair of the BoardRead More

Charles D. Johnson

President & CEO, ISEA
Charles D. Johnson is the President of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), the trade organization for personal protective equipment and technologies. ISEA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards developing organization, and …Read More