Election Recap: How Can PEs Prepare for the 2023 Legislative Session

Experience Level: Any level of experience

2022 State and Federal Election Results

Now that the elections are over, what has changed. Professional engineers need to know how the results of the election have changed the political landscape in their state and what they should plan for in 2023. Additionally, attendees should be aware of if/how the elections have impacted Congress. Professional engineers should gain a greater understand of the new priorities for the 118th Congress. Communication and social media tips for legislative engagement

Social media can serve as a powerful tool to call attention to issues facing professional engineers and the communities they serve. Take advantage of your opportunity to advocate for the P.E. community and the public welfare by engaging with elected officials from your keyboard to the capital. In this session, we’ll share best practices for getting your message heard by lawmakers and shared on social media. We’ll also address some opportunities for coordinated legislative outreach during Engineers Week.   Learn the essentials of effective online and in-person communication and find tips for getting a response from your representatives.

Planning, building, and maintaining an effective state advocacy program

All fifty states have professional engineer licensure laws but requirements and qualifications to earn a license can vary from state to state. Licensure for key positions and project management can vary state to state. Additionally, there is a trend of legislation seen in state capitals questioning the role of licensure, including licensed professional engineers. How well positioned is your state in protecting its licensure laws? Building a state advocacy program has never been more important and there many ways professional engineers can be involved in the process to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. 

Learning Objective:

1. The results of the election
2. Whether a different political party took control of your State legislature 
3. If/How those changes will affect the legislative agenda 
4. Communication Tips - Social Media, letter writing, 1-pagers, etc. 
5. How to plan, build, and maintain an effective state advocacy program


1 PDH 


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Travis Lowe, CAE

Executive Director

Kansas/Missouri Society of Professional Engineers

Travis Lowe is the lead lobbyist and executive director of the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers and executive director of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers. Additionally, Travis is the Vice President of Braden Heidner Lowe & Associates, after becoming a partner/owner in 2018, where he serves both lobbying and association management clients at BHL. He has fifteen years of legislative experience, including previously serving as Legislative Director for the Kansas Senate President. Originally from Texas, Travis moved to attend the University of Kansas where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. 

Brandon Schall

Sr. Manager, Government Relations & Advocacy

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

Brandon Schall is the Sr. Manager, Government Relations & Advocacy at the National Society of Professional Engineers. Previously, he was Counsel for Commissioner Baiocco at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, where he advised the Commissioner on pending matters before the Commission. 

He received a B.A. in Political Science from Christopher Newport University and a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law. During law school he was elected as a representative to serve on the Student Bar Association, wrote for the schools’ legal magazine, and was published by the Duquesne University School of Law, Joule Energy & Environmental Law Journal. 

Sean Woods

Manager, Marketing

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

As NSPE’s marketing manager, Sean Woods implements strategies and creates content to champion professional engineers. He is responsible for NSPE’s social media strategy, and coordinates communications for events including PE Day, Engineers Week, the Professional Engineers Conference, and the Federal Engineer of the Year Award. Prior to joining NSPE, he was a senior certification test developer for the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies. He has over 15 years of professional writing and social media management experience. Sean has a master’s degree in Writing and a bachelor’s degree in English & Communications from Saint Joseph’s University.


Live event: 11/30/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST) You must register to access.
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