Convention Agenda

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Thursday, April 11

Beginning at 6:30 pm | President’s Welcoming Reception
Sponsored by Milwaukee Tool

Location: 20 Siskin Lane (private residence)

There is very limited parking near private residences. Please call the Sunriver Lodge and arrange for their complimentary van shuttle. It will take you to and from anywhere in Sunriver. And, you won’t have to worry about driving after the reception.

Friday, April 12 — Abbot room (upstairs), Sunriver Lodge

8:00 am - 9:15 am | Breakfast
Sponsored by Standard Supply

Speaker: Christian Kaylor, Dept. of Employment Economist
Charts & Graphs Presented With Flair

Christian Kaylor is a Workforce Economist for the Oregon Employment Department, specializing in the Portland area. He provides data and analysis relating to the Portland economy to local businesses, business associations and government agencies to facilitate intelligent decision making. His monthly newsletter on the Portland economy has over 800 subscribers. Before coming to the Employment Department eighteen years ago, Christian worked in vari- ous positions in Oregon politics and policy. A native Oregonian, Christian has a degree in Economics from the University of Oregon.

9:15 am - 10:30 am | Session One 
Speaker: Kim Farnham / Lead Paint Compliance Officer / EPA
You Only THINK You’re In Compliance

Kim has worked for EPA since 2000, and with the lead-based paint program since 2011. She is the regional subject matter expert, point-of-contact, and program coordinator for implementation and enforcement program of the Disclosure Rule, Renovate, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP), and the Lead-based Paint Activities Rule. Ms. Farnham is responsible for compliance and enforcement, which involves evaluating and securing compliance with environmental laws and programs through self-assessments, audits, inspections, investigations, and enforcement and corrective action activities.

10:30 am - 10:45 am | Break
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10:45am - 11:45 am | Session Two
Speaker: Mark Long, Director of Building Codes Division
Codes & Legislation & Environmentalists, Oh My!

For the last 30 years, Mr. Long has held a variety of positions in state service and now leads the Oregon Building Codes Division which is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, the state’s largest business regulatory agency. During his 30 years of public service, Mr. Long has devel-oped practical knowledge of the construction industry including workforce development and training, construction regulation, and the influence of the construction industry on our economy. His organization sets standards for all building construction in Oregon, oversees 130 city and county municipalities providing local building inspections and licenses 42,000 trades workers.

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm | Lunch
Q&A with Val Hoyle, Commissioner of Labor & Industries
I’m From The Government & I’m Here To Help You — Really

Val Hoyle was born at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California on February 14th, 1964 and grew up in New England. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Studies from Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Hoyle was appointed to a seat in the Oregon House of Representatives in 2009, then was elected to the seat in 2010, 2012 and 2014. In 2012, Hoyle was elected by her legislative colleagues as House Majority Leader and served in that role through the 2015 legislative session. In May of 2018, Val Hoyle was elected to be the tenth Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. Val lives outside of Springfield with her husband and their two dogs.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Session Three
Panel: The Proper Care & Feeding of Millennials 
How To Attract, Retain & Motivate Younger Employees

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm | Break
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2:45 pm - 3:45 pm | Session Four
Speaker: David Steenstra
How To Protect Your Business, Your Employees & Your Customers In The #MeToo World

David Steenstra received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota and attained his graduate degree from the University of Wiscon sin-La Crosse. After graduating, David and his wife Sarah moved to Water-town, SD. In December, 2014 he joined Federated Insurance as a Marketing Representative in NE South Dakota. David’s dedication to his clients helped him be one of the top Marketing Representatives in the company for both Property Casualty as well as Life & Disability Income Sales. In 2016 David was the company-wide leader in Disability Income sales.

In March, 2017 he was promoted to District Marketing Manager. David, his wife Sarah and three children, Bennett, Ezra and Emerson reside in Newberg, Oregon. David loves the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He and his family also love to travel, camp, hike and play sports.

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm | Break
Sponsored by Niedermeyer Risk Management

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Session Five
National Report From Zone 3 Board Member Jeremiah Wolff
Annual Membership Business Meeting
Election of Officers 

Great hall, heritage 1 & 2, Sunriver lodge

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Cocktail reception
Sponsored by Consolidated Supply

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Grand Banquet