Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Opening Reception Highlight of Monday’s Program

The 2012 NAPSLO Annual Convention kicked off with the Opening Reception at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on Monday night and many of the more than 3,400 attendees and spouses registered for the meeting attended the reception.

Other events on Monday included the Federal Legislative Update from NAPSLO’s Washington D.C. representative Maria Berthoud of FaegreBD. She reviewed current legislative priorities for NAPSLO, described the importance of the NAPSLO PAC, and highlighted the current landscape for the upcoming Presidential and Congressional elections.

“The two most important legislative priorities for NAPSLO in the coming year will be preservation of the NRRA provisions in the Dodd-Frank Act, as the repeal of Dodd-Frank will be contemplated in the coming Congress,” said Ms. Berthoud. “We will also be very focused on passage of NARAB II legislation, with hopes of activity in the lame duck session.”

Demmie Hicks of DBH Consultants provided her insights on Managing Change: Selling Strategies For A Transitioning Market, a leadership workshop presented by NAPSLO’s Next Generation.

“What does leadership and selling have in common?” asked Ms. Hicks. “Becoming aware of all of who you are allows you to have a greater impact on everything you do.”

NAPSLO's Brokers’ Lounge and Club Table Area were heavily used on Monday. “We are also pleased to see attendees taking advantage of the benefits offered by the expanded Broker’s Club,” said Convention Chair Matt Nichols. “Each year more and more firms are interested in reserving a table to meet with other attendees.”

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