Tunica MS Policy Conference 2015 Highlights


Seminar 1 – Health Care
The Future of the ACA: Common Sense Changes to Improve Health for All

Moderator: The Honorable Robin Kelly
Guest Participants: The Honorable John Lewis, The Honorable Yvette Clarke

Bobbette Bond, Unite Here Health
Dr. Kameron Matthews, Mile Square Health Center
Dr. Edith P. Mitchell, National Medical Association
Priscilla A. Ross, American Hospital Association
Jerry Steffl, Health Care Service Corporation

Seminar 2 – Financial Services
Financial Solutions and Best Practices for Consumers, Retirees and Small Businesses

Moderator: The Honorable Emanuel Cleaver
Guest Participants: The Honorable Gwen Moore, The Honorable Joyce Beatty

George Buchanan, Regions Financial Corporation
Nichole Francis Reynolds, MasterCard
Damon Lester, National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers
Alden J. McDonald. Jr., Liberty Bank & Trust Company

Seminar 3 – Energy
What will the Future Hold for Consumers, Employment Opportunities and Growth for our Communities?

Moderator: The Honorable Yvette Clarke
Guest Participants: The Honorable G.K. Butterfield, The Honorable Sanford Bishop

Elizabeth Brister, Entergy Mississippi, Inc.
Jared Hawes, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers
David K. Owens, Edison Electric Institute
Brandon Presley, Mississippi Public Service Commissioner


Seminar 4 – Transportation & Infrastructure
Roads, Bridges, Ports, Trains & Airports: Jobs, Business and Career Opportunities

Moderator: The Honorable Stacey Plaskett
Guest Participant: 
The Honorable Marcia Fudge

Valton BarrettProlan Logistics, LLC
Warren D. Miller, Mississippi Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Shelby Scales, Airport Minority Advisory Council
Wendell Stemley, National Association of Minority Contractors

Seminar 5 – Education
Analyze the Present, Plan the Future

Moderator: The Honorable Cedric Richmond
Guest Participant: The Honorable Marcia Fudge

Lezli Baskerville, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education    
Dr. Michael L. Lomax, United Negro College Fund
Sean Suggs, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc.
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Seminar 6 – Community Justice
Building a New Foundation for Justice in our Communities

Moderator: The Honorable Barbara Lee
Guest Participant: The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee

David Hall, Southern Coalition for Social Justice 
Jiles H. Ship, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
The Honorable Hank Johnson
The Honorable Bobby Scott

Seminar 7 – Congressional Forum
Legislative Issues Impacting Our Communities

An informal Town Hall meeting led by the Honorable Bennie G. Thompson and the Honorable James Clyburn, along with members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

For additional information on the 2016 Tunica, MS Policy Conference, email tunica@cbcinstitute.org.