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Day 1

2:00 pm – 2:10 pm

Call to Order / Introductions

Melanie Tucker, FIF Chair


2:10 pm –3:25 pm

AGC Political Update

Matthew Turkstra, Director, Congressional Relations – Tax, Fiscal Affairs & Accounting, AGC of America


3:25 pm – 3:35 pm


3:35 pm – 4:25 pm

Economic Update

Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, AGC of America


4:25 pm – 4:50 pm

Inflation Reduction Act Compliance

Laura Cataldo, Director, BakerTilly


4:50 pm – 5:00 pm

Day One Closing Discussion


5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Networking Reception


6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Group Dinner*

*The FIF Group Dinner is an optional event that serves as an opportunity for all attendees to network and continue conversations. Attendees who participate in the Group Dinner can indicate their interest during the registration or by contacting Matt Turkstra at matt.turkstra(at)

Ris Restaurant

(2275 L Street NW)

Day 2

8:00 am – 9:00 am



8:30 am – 9:00 am

The View from Capitol Hill, Part 1

Jon Bosworth, Chief of Staff, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)


9:00 am – 9:30 am

FASB Update

Alicia Manders, Assistant Director of Technical Activities, FASB (via MS Teams)


9:30 am – 10:00 am

The View from Capitol Hill, Part 2

Noelle Britton, Deputy Chief of Staff, Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA)


10:00 am – 10:15 am


10:15 am – 11:05 am

Tax Update

Chris Coleman, Partner-in-Charge, Business Tax Services, RubinBrown


11:05 am – 11:55 am

AGC Legislative and IRS Priorities

Barry Fischman, Partner, Marcum

Emilio Alvarez, Managing Partner, H&CO


11:55 am – 12:00 pm

Closing Discussion

Melanie Tucker, FIF Chair


2:00pm – 5:00 pm

Capitol Hill Visits (Optional)*

*We invite you to join Matthew Turkstra, AGC Staff Lead for the Forum and principal lobbyist for tax / finance issues, for an optional afternoon of capitol hill visits after the meeting. This is an excellent opportunity for meeting attendees to amplify their voices for the good of the industry and connect with members of congress as well as their legislative staffs.

Matthew Turkstra will make appropriate arrangements and prep participants to the visits prior to the meeting. There is no cost to attendees to participate in these visits, but participants may need to arrange their own transport from meeting hotel to Capitol Hill. Participants are welcome to store their luggage at AGC’s legislative headquarters, which is a few blocks from the Capitol.

U.S. Capitol

(Meet at AGC Townhouse: 53 D Street, SE)

*All times are Eastern Standard Time

Agenda items are subject to change.

For scheduling purposes, the meeting will begin at 2:00 pm on Day 1, and will conclude at noon on Day 2. If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Turkstra at

CPE Credits

In Accordance with NASBA Standards, Attendees are Eligible to Earn CPE Credits:

Delivery Method: Group Live

Program Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: No Prerequisites Required

Advanced Preparations: No Advanced Preparation Required

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: For more information regarding CE credits, please contact Jo-Anne Torres at*Agenda is subject to change and revisions up to and including day of presentations