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Spring Member Meeting
NEW! - Includes Regulatory Component!
The Spring Membership Meeting starts at 10 a.m. on May 8 and includes updates on industry trends as well as new PSTC initiatives and programs. And for the first time, the Spring Member Meeting will be combined with the Regulatory Summit!
Meeting delegates are invited to attend the Spring Member Meeting luncheon, the TECH 41 Welcome Reception & Poster Session that evening and the TECH 41 opening session the following day. Attendees are also invited to the Exhibit Showcase lunch on May 9 on the Expo Floor. The Spring Member Meeting is open to PSTC Members only.
Member Meeting Keynote Speakers
One of the country’s most informed economists, Dr. Alan Beaulieu is a principal at ITR Economics where he serves as President. Since 1990, he has been consulting with companies throughout the US, Europe, and Asia on how to forecast, plan, and increase their profits based on business cycle trend analysis. Alan is also the Senior Economic Advisor to numerous domestic and international trade associations.
Alan is co-author, along with Brian Beaulieu, of books Make Your Move, Prosperity in the Age of Decline, and But I Want It. He has also penned numerous articles on economic analysis. He makes up to 90 appearances each year, and his keynotes and seminars have helped thousands of business owners and executives capitalize on emerging trends.
Dr. Kelley Spence
Dr. Spence is recognized Agency-wide as an expert in the pulp and paper industrial sector, and has spent the last 7 years of her career reviewing and revising federal air regulations associated with pulping and paper manufacturing. Her expertise is utilized by EPA Offices, other federal agencies, and State/local agencies to address complex implementation and enforcement issues for the pulp and paper sector, ensuring human health and environmental protection while developing technically feasible solutions to implementation and enforcement issues. Kelley has led and consulted on multiple reviews of forest products sector regulations and provided expertise to the EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) for the development of economic and risk modeling tools.
Norman J. Ornstein is a Washington fixture and a longtime observer of Congress and politics. An in-demand political analyst, Columbia Journalism Review called him "the nation's hottest pundit."
A political insider, Ornstein serves as a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and is political contributor to MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. In 2004, he was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has written and co-authored numerous books and his articles and reviews have been published in such prestigious publications as the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
He has worked at different times on Capitol Hill, starting in 1969, when he served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow. He served as a staff member in 1976, and as staff director in 1977, of the Senate Committee to Study the Committee System, which reorganized the Senate.