Legislative Update

Get ready for an interactive discussion that will focus on current legislative issues taking place in Congress and state legislatures. This session will also cover what impact the upcoming 2020 elections will have regarding future legislation. There will be commentary on politics, economics, and issues that matter to our industry as well as those with national importance impacting management and labor. Attendees will be able to ask questions during this presentation.



Stan Kolbe, SMACNA Capitol Hill

Stanley E. Kolbe, Jr. is director of legislative affairs for SMACNA. He has been a construction industry Washington representative for more than two decades, working on industry issues representing SMACNA as well as the American Institute of Architects. Prior to that, he worked for the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the United States Senate Small Business Committee.

In his role as director, Kolbe implements an ambitious legislative affairs agenda for SMACNA in the Congress, Administration, and in various state legislatures. SMACNA has been significantly involved in tax, energy and various other construction related issues. Additionally, Kolbe has served as President of the National Alliance for Fair Competition (NAFC), a national coalition of associations and independent members confronting anti-competitive utility practices harmful to small private energy service and construction firms.