Today, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif joined leaders from Chobani, Walmart and The American Hotel & Lodging Association on a panel to discuss immigration policy solutions that serve the interests of America, especially its workers and their families.
The event, Leading the Way: A New Approach to American Immigration, was hosted by National Immigration Forum and brought together faith, law enforcement, business pioneers and others for a constructive conversation on immigration.
The all–day event featured four panel discussions and a keynote luncheon address from Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC). Nassif participated in the Growing American Jobs through a Balanced System panel, where he was joined by Tim Brown, president & chief operating officer of Chobani; Rosanna Maietta, senior vice president of communications & public relations of The American Hotel & Lodging Association; Kathleen McLaughlin, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and president of the Walmart Foundation; and Pia M. Orrenius, vice president & senior economist of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, who moderated the discussion. The panel explored the role immigrants play in growing the American economy and related issues.