NAPA advocacy shift mentioned in The Hill

Over the past year, NAPA has reimagined its advocacy profile, first by selecting Nile Elam to lead Government Affairs. Along with Elam as Vice President and new hire Mitch Baldwin as Director on NAPA’s internal Government Affairs team, Paul Sass at Cassidy & Associates and Chris McCannell of GrayRobinson will further relationships across Congress, agencies, and the Administration.

Those lobbying roster changes led to NAPA being mentioned in The Hill’s Feb. 6 Bottom Line, a recurring weekly roundup of happenings in the lobbying world of Washington, D.C.

“GrayRobinson is the second firm NAPA has hired in the past six months — Cassidy and Associates registered to lobby on behalf of the trade association last fall — as it brings on new lobbying firepower for the first time in a decade.”

Taylor Giorno, The Hill

The asphalt pavement industry has long sought multi-year, robustly funded surface transportation reauthorization bills with its Congressional partners. But funding isn’t the only issue impacting NAPA members, and the nation’s infrastructure, in every Congressional district. NAPA established a new strategic plan in 2023 to keep asphalt mixture producers and contractors at the forefront of new federal policy objectives and priorities. Elam and Baldwin, along with these external partners, will help NAPA’s advocacy team pivot quickly with the ever-shifting political headwinds in Washington. 

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