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Contractor Town Hall: Winning From DC to Tallahassee (FL CE Course)

Wednesday • March 13, 2024
3:00 PM -
 4:00 PM
Grand Caribbean 7

When contractors stand together, we win! Hear how ACCA advocacy defeated two EPA rules that could have crippled our industry. Based on FRACCA’s success in passing two bills in Tallahassee, imagine what’s possible in your state. ACCA’s Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, Chris Czarnecki, and FRACCA Lobbyist Edward Briggs will share the strategies that paid off in 2023, threats and opportunities on the horizon, and seek your feedback on what we should prioritize in the year ahead.

FL CE Course #0609057 BSP

Chris Czarnecki

Chris Czarnecki is the Director of Government Relations and Advocacy at ACCA. He has worked on a range of policy initiatives, including energy and efficiency, small business, taxes, workforce development and labor, the environment, and education. Chris previously worked for Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin and began his career on the Hill in the office of Speaker Paul Ryan. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University, majoring in Political Science. In 2021, he was named a ‘Top 40 Under 40’ professional in the HVAC-R industry by ACHR News. Chris lives in Washington, D.C.

Edward Briggs
FRACCA Lobbyist
For nearly 10 years, Edward Briggs has played an integral role in policymaking across Tampa Bay and the State of Florida. As Vice President of Government and Community Affairs at RSA, Edward works extensively in education, workforce and business development, healthcare, and construction, among other policy areas. He has been instrumental in passing regulatory reforms that allow Floridian businesses and schools to prosper.
Edward has worked as a political consultant for both local and state campaigns. Prior to joining RSA in February 2013, Edward was the Grassroots Coordinator for Senator Tom Lee’s campaign and served as his Legislative Aide during the transition to Tallahassee. Before taking that position, Edward worked for the Republican Party of Florida in Tallahassee in Senate Campaigns. His outstanding work ethic and can-do attitude in this position directly led to his selection to help coordinate Senator Lee’s campaign. In 2018, Edward was recognized by the Brevard County Sheriff’s office with a Distinguished Merit Award for his work in fixing a legal loophole to prevent child exploitation.