IEEE-USA Legislative Update 🗓

— IEEE-USA — professional issues, status in Congress, updates …


— IEEE-USA — professional issues, status in Congress, updates …
Webinar Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM (PDT)
Speaker: Russell T. Harrison, director of Government Relations, IEEE-USA
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration:
Summary: Stay up to date on recent events in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA Director of Government Relations Russ Harrison will brief attendees on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.

Bio: Russell T. Harrison is IEEE-USA’s director of Government Relations. He previously served as senior legislative representative for grassroots activities. In addition to providing overall strategic direction and day-to-day operational management of IEEE-USA’s government relations program and staff, he also focuses on programs and activities design to help U.S. IEEE members interact with – and influence – elected officials. He is also responsible for a number of IEEE-USA government relations initiatives, particularly small and independent business policy and high-skill immigration reform.
Prior to IEEE-USA, Russell directed grassroots programs at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries and the American Iron and Steel Institute. In these positions he also raised over $300,000 in campaign contributions through the associations’ political action committees. He has also represented the recycling and steel industries on Capitol Hill and in state capitols on a variety of issues as a professional lobbyist. Russell has a B.A. in Political Science, with minors in History and Communication, from Allegheny College, and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Maryland.