NEC Notes
October 2019
to the October 2019 edition of
The New England Council's E-Newsletter.

Upcoming Events
Luncheon with the EU's Ambassador 
to the US Stavros Lambrinidis
Friday, October 4, 2019
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Bank of America - Boston, MA
Breakfast with New Hampshire 
Governor  Chris Sununu
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Bedford Village Inn - Bedford, NH
Politics & Eggs with Montana 
Governor Steve Bullock
Friday, October 11, 2019
8:00 -9:30 a.m.
Doubletree by Hilton - Manchester, NH
Click Here to Register
New England Innovates: On the Front 
Lines of Cybersecurity
Thursday, October 17 , 2019
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
K&L Gates - Boston, MA
Recent Events
Politics & Eggs with 
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard 
On September 5, 2019, Rep.Tulsi Gabbard, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination, spoke to NEC members at a Politics & Eggs breakfast at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. The Congresswoman is pictured here (R) with Shelley Walcott of BAE Systems, a Politics & Eggs sponsor.
Congressional Roundtable with 
Rep. David Cicilline
Rep. David Cicilline updated NEC members on some of the issues currently before the U.S. House of Representatives at a Congressional Roundtable breakfast in Providence on September 9.  The Congressman is pictured here (L) with Arthur Paul Petrosinelli of Organogenesis, the event sponsor.  
Congressional Roundtable with
Sen. Angus King
On September 13, Senator Angus King briefed NEC members on some of his recent work in the U.S. Senate at a Congressional Roundtable Breakfast hosted by PretiFlaherty in Portland.  The Senator is pictured here (C) with NEC President & CEO Jim Brett (L), and Board Member Dan Walker (R), of PretiFlaherty.  
Congressional Roundtable with
Rep. Jim McGovern
Rep. Jim McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, discussed some of the most pressing issues before Congress at a Congressional Roundtable breakfast hosted by the Hampshire House in Boston on September 16.  The Congressman is pictured here with Board Member Lisa Wieland of Massport.  
Breakfast with the Rt. Hon. John Bercow, 
Speaker of the UK House of Commons
The Council was honored to host the Rt. Hon. John Bercow, Speaker of the U.K. House of Commons, at a breakfast at the Hampshire House on September 17.  Mr. Bercow discussed some of the latest developments related to Brexit.  He is pictured here with Board Member Amy Dow of New Balance.  
Congressional Roundtable with 
Rep. Joe Courtney
On September 23 In Hartford, Rep. Joe Courtney was the featured guest at a Congressional Roundtable sponsored  and co-hosted by the MetroHartford Alliance.  The Congressman is pictured here (2nd from L) with (L-R) Todd Lavin, Peg Morton, and Michael Ausere, all of Eversource, the event's sponsor.  
Capital Conversations with 
Sen. Chris Murphy
At a Capital Conversations breakfast in Washington, DC, on September 25, Senator Chris Murphy discussed his legislative priorities and recent issues before the U.S. Senate.  The Senator is pictured here with Board Member Dan Felton of Iron Moutnain, the program's sponsor.
Politics & Eggs with
Sen. Cory Booker
On September 26, Sen. Cory Booker was the featured guest at the latest installment of Politics & Eggs, co-hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at the Bedford Village Inn.  Sen. Booker is pictured here with
British Consul General Harriet Cross.
2019 Annual Dinner
Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available!
The New England Council is looking forward to honoring our 2019 New Englanders of the Year, in just a few short weeks.  Our  2019 Annual Dinner will take place on the evening of Monday, October 21, 2019.  We hope you will join us as we celebrate  four remarkable individuals: 
  • Margaret Brennan, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, CBS News and Moderator of "Face the Nation"
  • Roger W. Crandall, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, MassMutual
  • The Honorable Maggie Hassan, United States Senator, New Hampshire
  • Jerry Remy, Red Sox Color Analyst, NESN; Former Second Baseman, MLB
A variety of  sponsorship opportunities are still available,  Please contact  Larry Zabar for more information.  
New England Innovates: On the Front Lines of Cybersecurity
Top Commerce Department Official to Keynote Cyber Event
The New England Council will present the next event in our "New England Innovates" series on Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at K&L Gates in Boston.   "New England Innovates: On the Front Lines of Cybersecurity"will highlight the role that New England businesses and organizations are playing to ensure that both the public and private sectors are protected from and prepared for cyber threats and attacks.   

Assistant Secretary of Commerce Diane Rinaldo, who also serves as the Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, will deliver keynote remarks.  Following Assistant Secretary Rinaldo's remarks, a panel of NEC members will highlight their initiatives to ensure that the region and nation are safeguarded against cyber threats, and discuss how New England can continue to be a leader in the cybersecurity industry.  Panelists will include representatives of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Eversource, IBM, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and the MITRE Corporation.  

If you have questions about this event or the New England Innovates series, please contact  Emily Heisig.
DC Dialouge on NECN
October Show to Feature Rep. Katherine Clark
The next episode of DC Dialogue will air on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on New England Cable News (NECN).  Jim Brett and Peter Howe will be joined by Representative Katherine Clark for an in-depth conversation about some of the most pressing issues before Congress this fall.  Congresswoman Clark has represented Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District, and she is a member of the influential House Appropriations Committee.  She is also Vice-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, making her the second most powerful woman in Congress.  

Be sure to tune in on Sunday the 13th, or watch online on NECN's website.
Policy Committee Updates
Rep. Lynch Talks FinTech with Financial Services Committee
Rep. Lynch (C) with Committee Co-Chairs Jim Febeo (L) of Fidelity Investments and Ed Kenealy (R) of Liberty Mutual.
On September 23, 2019, NEC Financial Services Committee members met with Rep. Stephen Lynch, a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, at a breakfast meeting hosted by Liberty Mutual in Boston.  Rep. Lynch briefed members on his work as the new Chair of the House Financial Technology Task Force, as well as other issues expected to come before the committee in the  months ahead.

For more information on the meeting or about the NEC Financial Services Committee, please contact Griffin Doherty.
Higher Ed Committee Briefing with Sen. Sanders' Staff
On September 19, 2019, the NEC Higher Education Committee hosted a conference call briefing with Donni Turner, education policy advisory to Senator Bernie Sanders, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee.  Ms. Turner briefed members on the Senator's College for All Act, and other matters before the committee.  For more information on this briefing or the Higher Education Committee, please contact Taylor Pichette.  
Council Members Visit Hill Offices in Support of USMCA
On September 25, 2019, a group of New England Council members representing a range of industries throughout the region visited a number of New England  Congressional offices to advocate for the approval of the US-Canada-Mexico Agreement, which would provide much-need updates to NAFTA.  This was the second such "Hill Day," following up on a day of Congressional meetings in June.  For more information on this issue or the Trade Working Group, please contact Peter Phipps.
NEC Endorses Seante Bill to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank
On September 12, 2019, The New England Council sent a letter to each member of the region's Senate delegation urging them to support bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (Ex-Im Bank), the nation's official export credit agency.  The bank's charter expires at the end of September.  In the letter, the Council notes that the bank supports a variety of exporters int he region, and in turn, thousand of jobs.  For more information on this letter or the Trade Working Group, please contact Peter Phipps.
Member News From Our Blog
Membership Update
September New Members
Please join us in welcoming the following new members who joined the Council in September:
Rep. Jim McGovern and Ira Goldman of Lantheus Medical Imaging.