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Thu, Jan 18


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Legislation and Government Policy Affecting the Practice of Subsurface Utility Engineering

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Legislation and Government Policy Affecting the Practice of Subsurface Utility Engineering
Legislation and Government Policy Affecting the Practice of Subsurface Utility Engineering

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Jan 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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It has been said the laws of supply and demand are not the only ones your business has to live by.  Congress and state legislatures pass bills into law and Federal agencies implement policies and regulations that affect SUE firms.  Some create business opportunities, while others impose burdensome new government mandates on firms. The SUE Association is the only national association that monitors and provides advocacy on such bills and policies. This webinar will review such measures, present the association’s activities,  and provide a status update on those presented at the annual SUE Association conference held this past September.

Speaker Bio:

John M. Palatiello, Executive Director of the SUE Association, is a partner in Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies, LLC, a government relations and association management firm located in the Washington, DC suburb of Fairfax, Virginia, specializing in market consulting, government affairs and association management services to firms and organizations in a variety of fields, with a particular specialty in surveying, mapping, geospatial, and engineering. He has been an association executive, lobbyist and consultant in the design community for more than 35 years.

John is a leading authority of public policy issues affecting the geospatial and engineering communities. He was named one of the “ten most influential people in the geospatial community” by Directions magazine and is listed in Who’s Who in Professional Design Practice.  He is a frequent instructor and speaker before surveying and mapping audiences, has testified before Congress on more than 20 occasions, and has authored more than 50 articles in publications on geospatial policy, business practice, and other issues, and has advised geospatial organizations in Canada, Australia, Great Britain, and Japan.

In 2008, John was appointed by the Secretary of the Interior as a one of the original members of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC).  In 2013, he was named by the Governor of Virginia to the Advisory Board of the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN), the commonwealth’s statewide GIS program.   He also served on the Mapping Committee to the Board of Professional Land Surveyors of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. He recently served on a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) working group on beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operation of commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

John has a degree in political science from The American University in Washington, DC.  Prior to becoming part of the design community, he served for eight years as a Congressional staff assistant, including service as an aide to former Congressman John Myers (R-IN) and former Congressman Bill Hendon (R-NC).


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