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The Latest Legislative Issues and The Topics Effecting The Travel Industry

May 08, 2013
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Sheraton Columbia Town Center
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044

Shane Downey discusses the importance of engaging local governments and elected officials. Shane will discuss the latest business travel related developments in Washington, DC and what you can do to positively influence our government.

• Congress is making decisions on the future of travel. Are you informed and positively influencing the discussion?

• Shane Downey will give you the latest information from Washington D.C. discuss the GBTA 2013 Agenda and tell you how you as a member of the business travel industry and as a private citizen can help.

Shane Downey

Director, Public Policy

Shane Downey is the Director of Public Policy for the Global Business Travel Association.  In this role Shane oversees GBTA’s lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill, the countrywide grassroots campaign, and the NBTAPAC. Shane has over 11 years of government affairs experience.  Prior to joining NBTA, Shane was a Senior Associate at a lobbying firm in  Washington,D.C.In 1996, Shane oversaw the successful reelection of an Ohio Congressman. 

Shane received his B.A in History from The Ohio State University.



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