Member Meeting – September 10

RSVP for September Luncheon


PLEASE NOTE: It is our hope to be able to meet in-person for this meeting, but it all depends on the venue availability. Thank you for your patience and please check often for updates OR subscribe to our email newsletter and receive most up-to-date information via email.

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on September 4 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, September 10, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
Speaker: Nate Bruggeman, Fellow, The Homeland Security Project
Topic: “The Border Crisis”
5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: Eric Gemeth, Learn 2 Invest


IMPORTANT – please read:

  • If you are a member, you must be logged into your account by clicking on the yellow “Member Login” button on the right to get a member pricing. If you are a sponsor and are using your meeting voucher, please login to apply your voucher.
  • Guests are welcome! If you are new to ABA, we’ll even buy your lunch for the first time. Guests may visit our meetings up to 2 times before they join the ABA (Must purchase ticket the 2nd time for $25).
  • The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your seat.
  • If a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be charged $25 instead of member pricing. We would like to be considerate of our caterer. We appreciate your cooperation. Due to increase in attendance, this does not guarantee your seat.

Speaker – Nate Bruggeman, Fellow, The Homeland Security Project

Nate Bruggeman is a principal at BorderWorks Advisors, LLC. He is currently the Executive Editor of the Homeland Security Project’s Homeland Security Paper Series.

He has extensive experience working with clients to solve emerging legal and policy issues, including addressing border security, law enforcement intelligence, and international partnership issues. Bruggeman served as Counselor to the Special Representative for Border Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. In that capacity, he advised senior departmental leadership on emerging border security and intelligence issues, and he developed innovative solutions to facilitate border security operations. He then moved to U.S. Customs and Border Protection as a Counselor to Commissioner. He advised the Commissioner and other agency leadership on policy and operational issues related to passenger screening, Southwest border security, and enhancing the agency’s intelligence function. Bruggeman oversaw the development of initiatives from concept to implementation, working with operational personnel from across the agency and the U.S. interagency.

Bruggeman also has had a distinguished legal practice. After graduating with High Honors from The University of Texas School of Law, he clerked for the Hon. Patrick E. Higginbotham on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Bruggeman has been an attorney at the international law firm WilmerHale and the boutique litigation firm Wheeler, Trigg, O’Donnell. Most recently, he was an Assistant Attorney General at the Colorado Department of Law. He graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with an B.A. in Political Science.