NASS 2021 Virtual Winter Conference


Feb 2 - Feb 5






Register Now for the NASS 2021 Virtual Winter Conference!

Registration Fees:

NASS Members/ State Govt. Staff/ Non-Profit - $50 per person
NASS Corporate Affiliates - $50 per person
Corporate Non-Member - $150 per person

Please Note: there are no refunds for this event. If you would like to transfer your registration please contact Stacy Dodd at Registration for this event will end on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 5 PM ET.

Press/Media Registration (free): There are 30 individual media slots, which will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registered reporters will be granted media access to open sessions of the conference. To register for ONE of the 30 first-come-first-serve media slots, please email Will Dinneen, NASS Acting Press Secretary, at In the interest of fairness, reporters may not email on behalf of their colleagues to reserve a slot for them. Two registrants max per outlet.

Event Agenda:

Please note all agenda times are listed in Eastern time. Agenda sessions and topics are subject to change.

Feb 2nd


12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Executive Board Meeting

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Awards Committee
Co-Chairs: Hon. Denise Merrill, CT & Hon. Al Jaeger, ND

  • Committee Business
    Discussion of proposed new John Lewis Youth Leadership Award

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM ET

CLOSED SESSION - Secretaries-Only Session

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM ET

CLOSED SESSION - SOS Staff-Only Session

Feb 3rd


1:30 PM - 2:45 PM ET

Business Services Committee Meeting
Co-Chairs: Hon. Jay Ashcroft, MO & Hon. Kathy Boockvar, PA

  • Regulatory Process for Implementing New Corporate Transparency Act
    -  U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (invited)

  • Pandemic Executive Orders and Temporary State Legislation on Remote Notarization - What's Next
    -  Hon. Michael Watson, Mississippi Secretary of State
    -  Hon. Elaine Marshall, North Carolina Secretary of State

  • Business Scams - A National Approach to Education
    -  NASS and States Partner with Business Groups to Counter Business Scams

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Workshop: Remote Online Notarization

Moderated by: Hon. Jay Ashcroft, Missouri Secretary of State

  • Hon. Jena Griswold, Colorado Secretary of State

  • Hon. Paul Pate, Iowa Secretary of State

  • Ms. Nicole Booth, EVP Public Affairs, Notarize

  • Ms. Pat Fry, Co-chair, Standby Committee to Amend the Revised Law on Notarial Acts, Uniform Law Commission (ULC)

  • Ms. Elizabeth Blosser, Senior Director of Government Affairs, American Land Title Association (ALTA)

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM ET

Cybersecurity Committee
Co-Chairs: Hon. Paul Pate, IA & Hon. Maggie Toulouse Oliver, NM

 - Panel Discussion: Secretary of State Collaboration with Cybersecurity Researchers

  • Mr. Trevor Timmons, Chief Information Officer, Colorado Secretary of State’s Office with Mr. Mark Kuhr, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Synack

  • Mr. Jeff Franklin, Chief Cyber Officer, Iowa Secretary of State’s Office with Mr. Casey Ellis, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Bugcrowd

  • Mr. Sean McAfee, Chief Information Security Officer, Ohio Secretary of State’s Office

 - Panel Discussion: The Future of Cybersecurity for State and Local Government

  • Mr. Frank J. Cilluffo, Director, Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security

  • Ms. Tonya Rice, Leader, US Elections, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), Co-Chair of Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus

Feb 4th


12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET

General Session: State Priorities in the New Biden Administration

Moderated by: Hon. Maggie Toulouse Oliver, New Mexico Secretary of State

  • The White House, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
    Ms. Julie Rodriguez, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, The White House

  • National Governors Association
    Ms. Susie Quinn Perez, Director of Government Affairs, NGA

  • National Association of Attorneys General
    Mr. Chris Toth, Executive Director, NAAG

  • National Conference of State Legislatures
    Ms. Susan Parnas Frederick, Senior Federal Affairs Counsel
    , NCSL

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Workshop - Case Studies: Correcting Election Misinformation

  • Hon. Katie Hobbs, Arizona Secretary of State

  • Hon. Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State

  • Hon. Jocelyn Benson, Michigan Secretary of State

  • Hon. Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM ET

CLOSED SESSION: After-Action Review - IT and Cybersecurity Observations from the 2020 Election Cycle and Priorities for Moving Forward

Discussion Leaders:

  • Mr. David Tackett, Chief Information Officer, West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office

  • Mr. Terrance Jackson, IT Director & Mr. Gregg Cranshaw, Security Architect, Rhode Island Secretary of State’s Office

  • Mr. Spencer Wood, Chief Information Officer, Ohio Secretary of State’s Office

  • Mr. Trevor Timmons, Chief Information Officer, Colorado Secretary of State’s Office 

Feb 5th


12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET

CLOSED SESSION: Communications State Staff Roundtable with Social Media Representatives

  • Facebook

  • Google

  • Snapchat

  • TikTok

  • Twitter

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM ET

CLOSED SESSION: Secretaries-Only Session

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM ET

CLOSED SESSION: SOS Staff-Only Session

2:45 PM - 4:45 PM ET

Business Meeting

Members will vote on business items adopted by NASS committees