Navigating Through a Divided Government


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Room Number: 119B


Republicans control the House of Representatives, while Democrats control the Senate and a Presidential race looms large. Learn how this divided Congress will work with the Administration on issues important to your business, including government funding, the debt ceiling and reauthorizations.

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  • Marco Giamberardino


    Marco Giamberardino is Vice President, Government and Public Affairs for the  National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). He supervises numerous program areas, including advocacy, political fundraising, communications, marketing, and ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine.

    Marco joined NECA in 2012 as Executive Director, Government Affairs, where he shaped the association’s legislative, regulatory, and political strategy advocating for the industry’s key priority issues in Washington, D.C.

    Marco has been an active trade association profession and advocacy expert for over 30 years. Prior to joining NECA, he served as Senior Director, Government Affairs, for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Before that, he was the Director of Advocacy for the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). He is widely regarded as a policy expert in infrastructure investment, tax policy, and federal procurement.

    Marco earned his Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from The State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Masters of Public Administration from The George Washington University.  Since 2018 he been recognized every year by The Hill newspaper for being one of Washington “top lobbyists” for associations. He lives with his family in Virginia.

    Marco Giamberardino
  • Jared Karbowsky


    Jared Karbowsky is the Director of Government Affairs for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). In this role, he oversees the Federal Government policy for NECA. He works on a wide array of legislative and regulatory issues for NECA such as energy and infrastructure, healthcare, pensions, workforce and labor, and procurement policies. Before joining NECA in 2021, he worked on Capitol Hill for various Members of Congress for six years. Most recently, he worked for Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ) as his legislative assistant. Congressman Donald Norcross is the only IBEW electrician in Congress. He began his career working for the International Painters Union and Allied Trades.

    A native of Maryland, Jared earned his bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science and from the St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM). His family has deep knowledge in the union construction world with his father being a union member of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters.

    Jared Karbowsky

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