NEC Newsletter
November 2020
to the December 2020 edition of
The New England Council's Newsletter.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Capitol Hill Report with
Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Register Here

Capitol Hill Report with 
Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)

Monday, December 14, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Register Here

Capitol Hill Report with
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Register Here

December 8: Annual Member Meeting
All New England Council members are invited to join us for a virtual Annual Member Meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, from 12:45 - 1:00 p.m.. The purpose of this meeting is to elect and qualify to serve on the Council's Board those persons nominated for such election by the existing Board members during the calendar year, as required in the Council's Bylaws. The virtual meeting will be brief and will begin with a brief presentation by President & CEO Jim Brett providing an overview of the Council's key accomplishments in 2020, and some of the plans in place for 2021. That presentation will be followed by a vote. We appreciate our members taking the time to join us for this important meeting to elect our Board Members. 
Recent Virtual Events
Gov. Mills, Charlie Cook, Rep. Neal Headline November Programs

The Council hosted several informative and engaging virtual programs during the month of November:
  • November 18: A Conversation with Governor Janet Mills (D-ME)
  • November 19: Post-Election Analysis with Charlie Cook
  • November 23: Capitol Hill Report with U.S. Representative Richard Neal (D-MA)
Recordings of each of these programs are available on our YouTube Channel.

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Submit Photos for 2020 Annual Report
Members Invited to Share Photos for Online Annual Report
The New England Council is currently accepting photo submissions from members for our 2020 Annual Report which will be an online, digital publication. NEC members are invited to share photos that are representative of your company's or organization's work in New England for possible inclusion in the online annual report. While we welcome all submissions, we are particularly interested in photos that depict your organization's response to and operations amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We ask that you please submit high resolution .JPG or .PNG files, with your company/organization in the file name.  The deadline to submit photos is Friday, December 18, 2020. If you have any questions, or difficulty uploading, please contact Katie Dunford.  
Partnerships for the Talent Pipeline 4th Edition
Directory Highlights Over 100 Education-Industry Partnerships to Prepare Workforce
On November 16, 2020, The New England Council released the 4th edition of  "Partnerships for the Talent Pipeline: Directory of New England Education-Industry Partnerships."  This updated version of the directory--which was first released in the fall of 2016 and updated in 2018 and 2019--highlights over 100 programs affiliated with educational institutions throughout New England which aim to connect students and employers in order to strengthen our regional workforce.  

The new edition also includes a set of broad policy priorities that the Council has developed in collaboration with members.  We believe that the adoption of these federal policy priorities would be beneficial to the continuation and expansion of these effective partnership programs.  

For more information on the directory or the Council's work on higher education issues, please contact Taylor Pichette.
Post Election Policy Outlook Series
Policy Committees to Host Briefings on Federal Policy Outlook in 2021
Following the 2020 election, The New England Council's various Policy Committees are hosting a series of "Post-Election Policy Outlook" virtual meetings.  Each of these programs focuses on a specific industry or issue area, and features presentations and briefings from Council members and other experts on the impact of the Presidential and Congressional election results on federal policy in 2021.  

Several of the programs have already occurred, and others are planned in the coming weeks.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Council's Policy Staff.  
Dec. 1 - Financial Services
The Financial Services Committee will host Kara Getz, the Chief Counsel for Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee. Kara will update members on what to expect from the Ways and Means Committee in the next session of Congress and how the 2020 election will impact that work. For more information, please contact Griff Doherty.
Post-Election Policy Outlook: Financial Services
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Dec. 1 - Higher Education
Higher Education Committee Co-Chair Dan Egan of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, will moderate a panel discussion featuring Rich Doherty of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts, Tom Sannicandro of the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges, Debby Scire of the New Hampshire College & University Council, and Dan Walker of PretiFlaherty.  For more information, please contact Taylor Pichette.

Post-Election Policy Outlook: Higher Education
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Dec. 8 - Energy & Environment
The Energy & Environment Committee will hear from Norm Lent, Counsel at Arent Fox, and Beth Viola, Senior Policy Advisor at Holland & Knight, about the outlook for federal energy policy under the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress.  For more information, please contact Sean Malone.
Post-Election Policy Outlook: Energy & Environment
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Dec. 10 - Trade (Rescheduled)
The Trade Working Group will host a Post Election Policy Outlook meeting featuring presentations by Nasim Fussell, Partner at Holland & Knight, and working group chair Viji Rangaswami, Vice President of Federal Affairs at Liberty Mutual.  In addition to their current roles, Ms. Fussell and Ms. Rangaswami also bring experience working on trade policy on Capitol Hill. For for information, please contact Peter Phipps.

Post-Election Policy Outlook: Trade
Thursday, December 10, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Dec. 11 - Healthcare
The Healthcare Committee will host Ann Jablon, Partner at Capitol Counsel LLC, and Amy Carnevale, Government Affairs Advisor at K&L Gates, for a discussion of what to expect on federal healthcare policy in the year ahead.For more information, please contact Sean Malone.
Post-Election Policy Outlook: Healthcare
Friday, December 11, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Member News From Our Blog
Membership Update
November New Member
Please join us in welcoming the following new member, who joined the Council in November: