Surveyor Says! The NSPS Podcast

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July 7, 2021  

Episode 86 - NSPS Registered Lobbyist John “JB” Byrd and host Curt Sumner discuss the status of several Bills in the U S Congress.

NSPS Registered Lobbyist John “JB” Byrd and host Curt Sumner discuss the status of several Bills in the U S Congress about which NSPS has an interest, as well as the importance of NSPS collaborating within various coalitions related to GPS, and the importance of the NSPS PAC.
April 14, 2021  

Episode 74 - This episode reviews the successes of the NSPS 2020 legislative initiatives.

NSPS Government Affairs Consultant John Palatiello and NSPS Lobbyist JB Byrd join host Curt Sumner to review the successes NSPS has enjoyed during its 2020 legislative and federal agency outreach.

November 25, 2020  

Episode 54 - NSPS Government Affairs consultant John Palatiello joins host Curt Sumner for a discussion about Qualifications Based Selection (QBS).

NSPS Government Affairs consultant John Palatiello joins host Curt Sumner for a discussion about Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) which is mandated by federal (and some states) law for procurement of professional services including Surveying. The discussion will also include the challenges encountered in insuring adherence to the process.  

September 30, 2020  

Episode 46 - On this “Point of Order” episode Curt Sumner is joined by JB Byrd and John Palatiello, about issues effecting the surveying profession during this extraordinary time.

Surveyor_Says_Legislative_Episode.png NSPS Executive Director Curt Sumner is joined by NSPS Lobbyist John “JB” Byrd and our legislative consultant, John Palatiello, for conversation about issues effecting the surveying profession during this extraordinary time. Lots of great insight from our legislative group on this “Point of Order” episode. Thanks for listening!
July 15, 2020  

Episode 35 - This “Point of Order” episode is a conversation with David Grossman, Executive Director of GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA).

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Curt’s guest for this episode of “Point of Order” series is a conversation with David      Grossman, Executive Director of GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA). David shares his background on working on Capitol Hill, within the office of the FCC, and how it led to his position with GPSIA. They talk about the common threads between NSPS and GPSIA in technology and working together on common legislative initiatives.

Thanks for joining us for another “Point of Order” here on this episode of “Surveyor Says!”

May 6, 2020  

Episode 26 - On this “Point of Order” episode Curt Sumner is joined by JB Byrd and John Palatiello, about issues effecting the surveying profession during this extraordinary time.

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This “Surveyor Says!” podcast from the National Society of Professional Surveyors pulls the curtain back on how Washington D.C. is operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Director Curt Sumner is joined by NSPS Lobbyist John “JB” Byrd and our legislative consultant, John Palatiello, for conversation about issues effecting the surveying profession during this extraordinary time. Lots of great insight from our legislative group on this “Point of Order” episode. Thanks for listening!

April 22, 2020  

Episode 24 - This “Point of Order” episode captured a conversation with Jon Warren and Pat Beehler, both former NSPS Past President, and long-time participants in NSPS legislative efforts.

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This “Point of Order” of the “Surveyor Says!” podcast from the National Society of Professional Surveyors. captured a conversation with Jon Warren and Pat Beehler, both former NSPS Past President, and long-time participants in NSPS legislative efforts. Jon also serves as the NSPS Political Action Committee Chair. They help describe our specific focus on how NSPS is an advocate to not just its members, but to all surveyors nationwide. Thanks for listening!

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