2024 Action Day Speakers
Sharon Sykes as director of state and local government affairs for the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), covering the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. She works closely with AHLA state lodging association members to further elevate the industry’s advocacy effectiveness. Prior to joining AHLA, Sharon was the Grassroots Manager for the National Federation of Independent Business after managing advocacy campaigns throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. She has orchestrated public policy issue campaigns in multiple states with an emphasis on labor and taxes.
Representative Tyler August
Representative Tyler August is the majority leader of the Wisconsin State Assembly since 2023 and previously served as the chamber's speaker pro tempore. A Republican, he was first elected to the Assembly in 2010, representing eastern Walworth County. In the current term, August serves on the Committees on Assembly Organization, Government Accountability and Oversight, Insurance, Rules, and Law Revision. He is co-chair of the Joint Survey Committee on Tax Exemptions, and also serves on the Joint Legislative Council.
2024 Action Day Agenda
10:00 am | Registration Desk Open
Best Western Premier Park Hotel - Capitol Room
10:30 am | Educational Program & Speakers
Speakers include: Kathi Kilgore, WHLA Contract Lobbyist; Bill Elliott, WHLA President & CEO, Sharon Sykes, AHLA
11:30 am | Advocacy Luncheon
Speaker: Tyler August, Majority Leader, Wisconsin State Assembly
12:30 pm | Walk to Capitol
1:00 - 3:00 pm | Scheduled Legislator Meetings at the Capitol for each attendee
3:00 - 4:30 pm | Post Event Meet-up at The Post
The bar is located at the Best Western Premier Park Hotel; a cash bar will be available.
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