Today’s speaker, Tyler Hoblitzell , was born and raised in Towson, Md.. He attended the University of South Carolina for an undergraduate degree and attended the University of Maryland Carey School of Law for hisJ.D with a concentration in health law. Before coming to work at the Maryland Insurance Administration, he worked for Delegate Chris West as a Legislative Aide during the 2016 Legislative Session and then worked for the University of Maryland’s Center for Health and Homeland Security. Currently, he serves as a Legislative & Regulatory Analyst at the Maryland Insurance Administration. Tyler will cover insurance legislation passed during the 2018 Maryland legislative session in Annapolis.
Last week’s speaker was not available, so we found a substitute…Larry Heilman, a member of the Metro Bethesda club who came by to do a makeup, volunteered to give a presentation on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which he worked on in the 1990s. NAFTA has been in the news lately after the Trump Administration replaced it with another agreement among Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. Larry, a retired senior foreign service officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development, discussed the original agreement, how it was negotiated, and how it has evolved over the years. Thanks, Larry!
Our speaker this week is Kathy Arveson, spouse of Paul Arveson, who will discuss a recent trip to Romania. Kathy is a psychologist based in Rockville, Md. and an associate professor at Regent University. Her practice includes developing a church counseling center, working with a variety of private agencies, and developing a private practice.