Expo Sessions The Educational Pavilion adjacent to the trade show floor provides a wide variety of topics of current interest to those working in the food processing industry. ■ ■ New Strategic Energy Management Programs Available to Food Processors, Patsy Dugger, CBI ■ ■ Navigating Legal Medical Marijuana Use in the Work- place, Alden Parker, Fischer Phillips LLP ■ ■ Earthquakes, Floods, and Fires; Preparing Your Business for Major Emergencies, Abby Browning, California Office of Emergency Services ■ ■ Principles of Sanitary Design: Taking a Proactive Approach to Food Safety, Evan McCrae, Deville Technologies ■ ■ Current Trends in Worker’s Compensation Fraud, Donald Marshall, The Zenith Insurance Company ■ ■ How to Build an Effective Apprenticeship Program to Strengthen Your Workforce, Gurminder Sangha, California Community College System Thursday, February 22 ■ ■ Organic Certification for Your Products, Jennifer Krebs, California Certified Organic Farmers ■ ■ Finding a Co-Packer to Help Build Your Business, Brad Stapleton, Stapleton-Spence Packing Company ■ ■ It’s Complicated; Complying with the New FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Rule, Jon Kimble, Safe Food Alliance Expo Keynote Speaker Steve Schmidt Recognized as one of the most prominent and significant political strategists in the country, Steve Schmidt brings the depth and breadth of his public affairs and government experience to provide a tactical focus and analysis of today's political headlines. Schmidt served as a top strategist to President George W. Bush‘s 2004 re- election campaign. Following the Presi- dent’s successful re-election, Schmidt joined the Administra- tion as Deputy Assis- tant to the President and Counselor to the Vice President. In January 2006, Schmidt departed the White House to lead the re-election of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 2007, Schmidt served as a senior advisor to John McCain’s presi- dential bid helping him re-build his campaign and secure the Republican nomination for President. Schmidt is currently vice-chairman of Public Affairs at Edelman, serving as a strategic counselor to chief executive officers and senior decision makers at a wide variety of companies. Dynamic Coatings 2018 Food Processing Expo Sponsors