PIANY Regional Advisory Councils Spring into Advocacy

April 23, 2021

Members of the he PIANY Regional Advisory Councils are meeting with their state Assembly members and senators as part of the Regional Advisory Councils’ Spring Into Advocacy event, May 18-28, 2021.

State legislators from each region are invited to virtual meetings with PIANY leaders and members to discuss the association’s statewide 2021 legislative priorities, as well as the unique issues found in each region. And, these meetings are an opportunity for PIANY members to hear from their legislators and ask questions on insurance-related topics.

The different Regional Advisory Council regions break down as follows:

The PIANY Regional Advisory Councils’ Spring Into Advocacy meetings are open to all PIANY members. They are an opportunity for PIANY members and their agency staff to share their thoughts on what is happening in the insurance industry currently, to voice any concerns or issues they have, and to hear from their insurance colleagues across the state.

For more information about the Regional Advisory Councils’ Spring into Advocacy event and to register for your region’s meeting, email Shirley Albright or Ann Wordelmann.

About the author…

Katherine “Kat” Slye-Hernandez, Ph.D.

Katherine “Kat” Slye-Hernandez, Ph.D., joined PIA’s Government & Industry Affairs team in 2018 as government and industry affairs specialist. Now, as the PAC coordinator & public policy analyst, she is responsible for managing political action committees in New York and New Jersey; tracking legislation and regulations; helping manage the association’s advocacy initiatives throughout the Northeast states; and drafting position statements and testimonies. Kat previously worked as a Senate fellow for the New York State Senate Fellowship Program; as well as an instructor of public policy at the State University of Albany, Albany, N.Y. She also worked as a senior research aid and assistant for the SUNY Research Foundation, Albany, N.Y. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the State University of Albany, Albany, N.Y., in May 2020. She also has her Master of Arts from SUNY Albany and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from Elmira College, Elmira, N.Y.

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