NOTE: Agenda subject to change. Pentagon tour has been confirmed for 3pm. 



Monday, Sept. 25 from 6:00-7:30 PM Save
The Loft at 600 F | 600 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20004
If you are planning to be in DC early for our trip, you are invited to attend an economic development reception with Governor Gary R. Herbert; Vale Hale, Governor’s Office of Economic Development; Theresa Foxley, Economic Development Corporation of Utah; and Derek Miller, World Trade Center Utah.
RSVP by September 20 to Michael O’Malley at 801-538-8879 or



5:30 p.m. Walk to restaurant – Mastro’s Steakhouse (600 13th St. NW)

6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

6:30 p.m. Dinner

8:30 p.m.  Walk to hotel – Washington Marriott at Metro Center (775 12th St. NW)

Day on the Hill (Bring ID and limit large bags)

8:00 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel – Salons A/B (775 12th St. NW)

8:15 a.m. “Navigating the Age of Disruption” – Breakfast Speaker: Bruce Mehlman, Founder, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas

8:45 a.m. Depart for the Federal Reserve

Guests should come to the Federal Reserve’s Visitor Center located on 20th Street between C Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. and must bring an acceptable form of photo identification with them to show the law enforcement officer in order to gain access to the building.  Guests should arrive at least 45 minutes before the scheduled meeting.

10:00 a.m. Tour the Federal Reserve with Congresswoman Mia Love

11:00 a.m. Depart for Lunch – Charlie Palmer Steakhouse (101  Constitution Ave NW)

11:30 p.m. Lunch with Congressman Bishop

12:00 p.m. Speaker Tevi Troy, Author of “Shall We Wake the President?: Two centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office.”

1:30 p.m. Walk to Capitol Hill to meet Senator Hatch (Approx. 5 minutes)

2:00 p.m. Tax Reform with Senator Hatch (President Pro Tem Room 125 at the U.S. Capitol)

2:45 p.m. Walk to meet Senator Lee and Senator Flake

3:00 p.m. Jell-O with Senator Lee and Senator Flake (US Capitol Visitor Center – First St SE, Washington, DC, USA – SVC 208/209)

4:45 p.m. Walk to AT&T Forum (601 New Jersey Avenue NW/Suite 500 (4 blocks from Capitol Hill))

5:00 p.m. Reception with Governor Gary Herbert, AT&T Forum on the Hill

6:45 p.m. Travel back to the hotel (775 12th St. NW)

7:20 p.m. Meet in the lobby of the hotel

7:30 p.m. Small Group Dinners near the hotel

Included with registration. Select one of the following restaurants and join a smaller group of our business delegation for dinner. All restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel. All reservations are for 7:45 p.m. (choose one of the following restaurants.)

  1. Tadich Grill (1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004The Tadich Grill features a menu in line with what comes to mind when you think ‘grill food.’ It is comprised mostly of meat and seafood options – which the restaurant prides itself upon being fresh.
    • Gluten free options available
    • Nut free options available
    • NOT many vegetarian/vegan options available
  2. Oceanaire (1201 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004)The Oceanaire is a noteworthy seafood restaurant within DC, whose menu consists of a wide array of fish and other seafood-based options. It also offers a select few choices in the meat and salad department.
    • Gluten free options available
    • Nut free options available
    • NOT many vegetarian/vegan options available
  3. Bobby Vans Grill (1201 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005)Bobby Vans Grill serves grill fare in the way of salads, seafood, and meats, of which it offers a vast array of choices.
    • SOME vegetarian/vegan options are available
    • SOME gluten free options are available
  4. Zaytina (701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001)
    Zaytina carries a blend of Mediterranean food; with an emphasis on Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese. This provides for a vast array of options within the menu of both the meat and non-meat based variety.

    • Vegetarian/vegan options available
    • Gluten free options available
  5. Ping Pong Dim Sum (900 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001)While known for their Dim Sum (of which there are more than a dozen different varieties), Ping Pong Dim Sum carries a number of different Chinese-based dishes, ranging anywhere from rice bowls to dumplings.
    • SOME vegan/vegetarian options available
    • Gluten free options available
    • Nut free options available
  6. Oyamel (401 7th St NW Washington, DC 20004)Oyamel has an expansive offering of authentic Mexican fare. They have many different options available, with no shortage of meat, seafood, or veggie based dishes.
    • ASK for vegetarian/vegan options
    • SOME gluten free options available
  7. Fire and Sage (775 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005)Fire and Sage is a more casual dining experience, geared towards those who appreciate American dishes. This leaves you with a menu that ranges anywhere from hearty soups and sandwiches to oven-fire flatbreads.
    • SOME gluten free options available
    • SOME vegetarian/vegan options available
    • ASK for nut free options

9:30 p.m. Optional: Evening Bike Tour of the Monuments. Meet in the lobby.


7:30 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel – Salons A/B

8:10 a.m. Walk to the U.S. Chamber (1615 H St. NW) – Approx. 10 minutes

8:30 a.m. U.S. Chamber Issue Breakout sessions (Immigration, Regulation, Tax Reform, Infrastructure)

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Attendees can choose 3 of the 4 topics below (20 minutes each):

  • Political Affairs with Abby Majlak, Senior Director of Political Affairs
  • Tax Reform with J.D. Foster, Chief Economist
  • Trade Policy with Derek Gianino, Director of International Affairs
  • Education/Workforce with Lucy Davidson, Manager in the Center for Education and Workforce

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m: Attendee can choose 3 of the 4 topics below (20 minutes each):

  • Financial Services with Kristin Westmoreland, VP of the Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness
  • Labor Policy with Sean Redmond, Executive Director of the Workforce Freedom Initiative
  • Health Care Policy with Katie Mahoney, Executive Director of Health Policy
  • Energy Policy with TBD, Global Energy Institute

10:30 a.m.  Walk back to hotel

11:00 a.m. Travel to Capitol Hill

12:00 p.m. Lunch with Congressman Chris Stewart and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson (Location: THUD Approps Room – Rayburn House Office Building 2358-A)

1:00 p.m. Travel to the Pentagon (Bring photo ID)

3:00 p.m. Pentagon

4:00 p.m. Travel back to the hotel (775 12th St. NW)

5:45 p.m.  Meet in lobby for the game.

6:00 p.m. Travel to the Washington Nationals Game (1500 S. Capitol St. SE)

7:05 p.m. Nationals vs Pirates baseball game (Tickets and food coupons provided, and included in registration)

10:00 p.m.  Travel back to the hotel after the game (775 12th St. NW)


7:30 a.m. D.C. District Management: Clean and Safe Public Spaces (45 minutes) – Meet Jesse Dean in the hotel lobby.

7:45 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel – Salons A/B

8:30 a.m. Travel to see Honor Flight Presentation at the WWII Memorial

9:00 a.m. Honor Flight Placing of the Wreath Ceremony with Governor Herbert

(Stand on the grass behind the wall as you enter to make room for Veterans.)

10:30 a.m. Travel back to the Hotel

11:00 a.m. Hail to the Chiefs Panel – Facilitated by Vance Checketts, Policy Chair

Hear from the Chiefs of staff for our Utah Federal Delegation

Allyson Bell, Senator Lee’s office
Ivan DuBois, Congresswoman Mia Love’s office
Matt Sandgren, Senator Hatch’s Office
Brian Steed, Congressman Stewart’s office
Devin Wiser, Congressman Bishop’s office

12:00 p.m. Lunch & Panel: How Does D.C. Address Homelessness

Laura Zelinger, Director of the Department of Human Services, DC Gov
Neil Albert, President & Executive Director, Downtown DC BID
Chapman Todd, Jaydot LLC
Christy Respress, Executive Director, Pathways to Housing DC

1:30 p.m.  Program concludes