Midwest Meeting of Members

Event Date: Monday, January 27, 2020 to Monday, January 27, 2020



January 27, 2020, Chicago, IL



The Estate by Gene & Georgetti
9421 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018



11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.



To register for the FIA Midwest Meeting of Members, you can click the button below for online registration or complete the paper registration form and send it to Kathy Edwards at kathy@forging.org or fax it to (216) 781-0102.



About the Keynote Speaker

Bruce Mehlman leads the bipartisan firm he founded after serving at senior levels in politics, policy and business. Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas helps Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups understand, anticipate and navigate the ever-evolving policy environment and trends likely to impact the global marketplace.

A highly sought-after speaker, Mehlman frequently presents to Boards of Directors, global conferences and strategic planning sessions. Mehlman is an adjunct business school professor with The Washington Campus and has lectured on “winning business–government relations” at the Harvard Kennedy School, Yale School of Management and Georgetown University, among others.

Mehlman’s quarterly updates on political trends are widely read by business leaders and political observers across the country and have been frequently covered in leading publications, including the Washington Post, Axios, Politico, CNN, Fortune, the Daily Caller and UVA Center for Politics.

Mehlman previously held the post of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy, having been nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2001. Before Commerce, he worked as the lead tech and telecom lobbyist for Cisco Systems, Policy Director and General Counsel to the House Republican Conference under Rep. J.C. Watts (R-OK) and General Counsel to the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Mehlman is widely regarded as an expert in running issue campaigns, managing C-suite associations and developing strategies that achieve impactful policy outcomes. He concurrently serves as Executive Director of the Technology CEO Council and Co-Chairman of the Internet Innovation Alliance.


Thank you to our Midwest Meeting of Members Host Sponsor:


Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable. Substitutions are allowed if submitted to FIA in writing.


For questions, please contact Kathy Edwards at kathy@forging.org.