2019 Keynote Speakers

Congressman Tom Reed

Tom ReedCongressman Tom Reed was first elected to the House of Representatives in a special election in November 2010. Since then, he has stood with the people of the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes Region and Western New York. Congressman Reed is a graduate of Alfred University in 1993 and from Ohio Northern University College of Law in 1996. His legal career began shortly thereafter in Rochester.

Representing New York’s 23rd District, he strives to make a New York a better place to live and work by focusing on job creation and helping those in the community. He serves as a member of the Ways and Means Committee, which is responsible for addressing issues of tax policy, trade, health care and Social Security as well as serving as Co-Chair of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, the House Manufacturing Caucus, and the Problem Solvers Caucus. 

A caring and accessible leader, Congressman Reed values the thoughts and concerns of the people from across the district, which is why he has held more than 200 public town hall meetings since taking office.

Congressman Josh Gottheimer

Josh GottheimerFirst elected in 2016, Congressman Josh Gottheimer represents New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District in the northernmost part of the state. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he later went on to become a Thouron Fellow at Oxford, and then paid his way through Harvard Law School. In Congress, he serves on the House Financial Services Committee where he works on three subcommittees: the Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments Subcommittee, the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee, and the Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee.

Elected as Co-Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus in 2017, Congressman Gottheimer works to bring the group of 24 Democrats and 24 Republicans together to find areas of agreement on key issues including lowering taxes, cutting burdensome and unnecessary regulation, lowering health insurance premiums, and improving infrastructure to help the American people.

For his support for pro-growth policies in Congress, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded Congressman Gottheimer its Spirit of Enterprise Award and was recognized as the most bipartisan Democratic freshman Member of Congress by the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

Problem Solvers Caucus

A group of informal “get to know you” meetings organized for members of both parties in early 2017 quickly grew into more substantive cooperation across the aisle and the Caucus aligning behind several bipartisan proposals. The Problems Solvers are now a caucus of equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats. 

In late 2018, the Problem Solvers led the effort to make some of the most important changes to House rules in three decades, which will clear the way for debate and votes on more bipartisan bills in the next Congress. Those rules changes were agreed to, by Nancy Pelosi, as she secured the votes to become speaker of the House. The rule changes are aimed at:

  • Encouraging and rewarding consensus-driven governing
  • Fostering passage of member initiatives solving constituent problems
  • Increasing accountability and transparency


NAAPAC Happy Hour

Sponsored by the National Suppliers Council

Join NAAPAC and NSC for a free reception to network with other NAA members all while raising funds for NAAPAC to advance the industry’s policy objectives before a new Congress.

Date: Thursday, March 7 

Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m. EST

NAAPAC Sweepstakes

At the NAAPAC Happy Hour reception, attendees will have a chance to enter in the first-ever NAAPAC Sweepstakes to win a seven-day trip for two to Bali

The best part? You can enter the sweepstakes before the event as well as onsite. The winner will be announced after Advocate, so you don't have to be present to win. 

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*Please note: Contest open to all members of NAA, its affiliates, and their spouses and you will be prompted to log-in to NAA in order to view the detail and enter. If you are an NAA member and have login issues, please call 1-833-86-MYNAA. 

Questions about NAAPAC? 

Contact Sheryl Eastman, Manager of Political Action Committee.