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2020 Webinars

Rich EhisenRich Ehisen is managing editor of the State Net Capitol Journal, a LexisNexis® publication that covers state public policy issues and trends nationwide. His freelance work has also appeared in a number of regional and national publications, including Government Technology, Sunset, San Francisco, Sacramento and Capitol Weekly. He hosts and moderates the Writers Coffeehouse, a monthly networking group of writers, reporters and editors in the Sacramento area.

Teryn ZmudaTeryn Zmuda is Deputy Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Economist for the NACo County Innovations Lab, where she oversees quantitative and qualitative research within the Lab, produces economic analysis of countries and leads collaboration in NACo's data-driven initiatives.

Brooks RainwaterBrooks Rainwater is Senior executive and director of the National League of Cities' (NLC) Center for City Solutions, where he drives the organization's research agenda, community engagement efforts and leadership education programming to help city leaders create strong local economies, safe and vibrant neighborhoods, world-class infrastructure and a sustainable environment.

Tim StoreyTim Storey is the Executive Director of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). NCSL’s mission is to serve America’s state legislatures and the legislatures of the U.S. territories. Tim has spent the past 30 years working for and studying legislatures, specializing in the areas of elections, redistricting, legislative organization and leadership.

Rich EhisenRich Ehisen is managing editor of the State Net Capitol Journal, a LexisNexis® publication that covers state public policy issues and trends nationwide. His freelance work has also appeared in a number of regional and national publications, including Government Technology, Sunset, San Francisco, Sacramento and Capitol Weekly. He hosts and moderates the Writers Coffeehouse, a monthly networking group of writers, reporters and editors in the Sacramento area.

Rich EhisenRich Ehisen is managing editor of the State Net Capitol Journal, a LexisNexis® publication that covers state public policy issues and trends nationwide. His freelance work has also appeared in a number of regional and national publications, including Government Technology, Sunset, San Francisco, Sacramento and Capitol Weekly. He hosts and moderates the Writers Coffeehouse, a monthly networking group of writers, reporters and editors in the Sacramento area.

Maria KoklanarisMaria Koklanaris covers all aspects of state and local taxation. Prior to joining Law360, she spent four and a half years covering state and local taxation for both the print and online versions of State Tax Notes, published by Tax Analysts, and is a longtime contributor to a wide breadth of daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online publications and newsletters.

Lou CannonLou Cannon was the White House Correspondent for the Washington Post during the Reagan presidency, and has since written five books about the man. Lou is the author of over a dozen books in all, as well as a regular contributor to publications like the Post, the NYT, Real Clear Politics and more.

Rich EhisenRich Ehisen is managing editor of the State Net Capitol Journal, a LexisNexis® publication that covers state public policy issues and trends nationwide. His freelance work has also appeared in a number of regional and national publications, including Government Technology, Sunset, San Francisco, Sacramento and Capitol Weekly. He hosts and moderates the Writers Coffeehouse, a monthly networking group of writers, reporters and editors in the Sacramento area.

Mary Stone RossMary Stone Ross is the former president of Californians for Consumer Privacy. In that role she coauthored the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), an initiative to safeguard Californians’ privacy. The initiative led to the unanimous passage by the California legislature of AB 375, the CCPA, to date, the most comprehensive consumer privacy law in the United States.

W. Reece HirschW. Reece Hirsch co-heads the firm’s privacy and cybersecurity practice and counsels clients on a wide range of US privacy issues, specializing in healthcare privacy and digital health. Reece counsels clients on development of privacy policies, procedures and compliance programs, security incident planning and response, and online, mobile app, and Internet of Things privacy.

Natalie RodriguezNatalie Rodriguez is the editor-at-large at Law360® and co-host of the publication’s weekly Supreme Court podcast, The Term. Natalie holds a master’s from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, as well as a bachelor’s in Communication & Media Studies (Journalism) from Fordham University.

Ben WilliamsBen Williams is a policy specialist in the NCSL Elections and Redistricting program. Along with the program director, he manages NCSL’s redistricting portfolio. Before coming to NCSL, Ben worked at Princeton University. He graduated from Tulane University with a double-major in International Relations and History and a minor in Latin American Studies. He has a J.D. from William & Mary Law School, where he was a member of the Election Law program and an editor of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal.

Rich EhisenRich Ehisen is managing editor of the State Net Capitol Journal, a LexisNexis® publication that covers state public policy issues and trends nationwide. His freelance work has also appeared in a number of regional and national publications, including Government Technology, Sunset, San Francisco, Sacramento and Capitol Weekly. He hosts and moderates the Writers Coffeehouse, a monthly networking group of writers, reporters and editors in the Sacramento area.

2019 Webinars

Wendy UnderhillWendy Underhill is the director for elections and redistricting at the National Conference of State Legislatures, headquartered in Denver. Originally Wendy specialized in research and analysis on elections issues, such as online voter registration and voting technology. Most recently she has focused on providing objective, bipartisan information and analysis on redistricting law and processes. Previously, Wendy worked as a policy analyst for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and in management for various Colorado nonprofits.

Kevin SchmidtKevin Schmidt is the Manager of Customer Service at State Net. He has been with State Net for 27 years and got his start working for the California Journal, a periodical on California Politics that was published by State Net. In the mid 2000s, Kevin transferred to the legislative and regulatory tracking side of the State Net business. In his current role, Kevin manages the State Net national customer service team and has been specializing in supporting the State Net compliance product as well as its legislative and regulatory issue screening product. Most recently Kevin has been a part of the team that is rolling out the new State Net local ordinance monitoring service.

Rich EhisenRich Ehisen is managing editor of the State Net Capitol Journal, a LexisNexis® publication that covers state public policy issues and trends nationwide. His freelance work has also appeared in a number of regional and national publications, including Government Technology, Sunset, San Francisco, Sacramento and Capitol Weekly. He hosts and moderates the Writers Coffeehouse, a monthly networking group of writers, reporters and editors in the Sacramento area.

Rich EhisenRich Ehisen is managing editor of the State Net Capitol Journal, a LexisNexis® publication that covers state public policy issues and trends nationwide. His freelance work has also appeared in a number of regional and national publications, including Government Technology, Sunset, San Francisco, Sacramento and Capitol Weekly. He hosts and moderates the Writers Coffeehouse, a monthly networking group of writers, reporters and editors in the Sacramento area.

Dr. Micah WeinbergDr. Micah Weinberg is currently president of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, the leading think tank focused on the most critical economic and policy issues facing the Silicon Valley/San Francisco region. He is also CEO of Healthy Systems Project, a firm that delivers policy and market intelligence and strategic guidance in the areas of healthcare and economic development. Weinberg has written and lectured extensively about health system transformation with a focus on the insurance market reforms of the Affordable Care Act, and he is an expert on state-based health insurance exchanges.

Diana S. DooleyDiana S. Dooley is the secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency where she serves as a voting, ex officio member of the newly created California Health Benefit Exchange Board. She also serves as a member or ex officio member of numerous other state boards and commissions. Among her many professional accomplishments, Dooley has served as legislative director and special assistant for the state governor’s office and has served as general counsel and vice president at Children’s Hospital Central California where she established an in-house legal services program and directed the hospital’s advocacy, communications and governmental relations programs.

Rich EhisenRich Ehisen is managing editor of the State Net Capitol Journal, a LexisNexis® publication that covers state public policy issues and trends nationwide. His freelance work has also appeared in a number of regional and national publications, including Government Technology, Sunset, San Francisco, Sacramento and Capitol Weekly. He hosts and moderates the Writers Coffeehouse, a monthly networking group of writers, reporters and editors in the Sacramento area.

Scott FerberScott Ferber, a partner in King & Spalding LLP’s Data, Privacy and Security practice, leverages his extensive experience as a former federal prosecutor and in senior leadership at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to counsel clients on data breach prevention, preparedness, incident response, remediation, compliance, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement and breach-related litigation.

Sheila FitzPatrickAs a global data privacy/protection and sovereignty expert, Sheila FitzPatrick has worked with the U.S. Government, the Council of the European Union and country-specific data protection agencies in Europe, Asia/Pacific and The Americas. As the liaison between management and the Works Councils, she has written over 150 model contracts and bargaining agreements in over 60 countries, and achieved Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) approvals for six multinational companies.

Diane MulcahyDiane Mulcahy is an adjunct lecturer in the Entrepreneurship division at Babson College. She created and teaches the MBA class Entrepreneurship and the Gig Economy, which was named by Forbes.com as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Business School Classes in the country. Diane is also a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she manages the Foundation’s portfolio of private equity, venture capital and real assets investments, and writes frequently about the venture capital (VC) industry.

Rich EhisenRich Ehisen is managing editor of the State Net Capitol Journal, a LexisNexis® publication that covers state public policy issues and trends nationwide. His freelance work has also appeared in a number of regional and national publications, including Government Technology, Sunset, San Francisco, Sacramento and Capitol Weekly. He hosts and moderates the Writers Coffeehouse, a monthly networking group of writers, reporters and editors in the Sacramento area.

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