WASHINGTON, DC – Portland Cement Association (PCA) named Mark J. Anderson group vice president of public affairs, effective February 17, 2014. He will be the key PCA government affairs representative, responsible for the overall direction and execution of legislative and regulatory initiatives in support of the Association’s advocacy and promotion.
“Mark will take the lead in shepherding the association’s legislative and regulatory efforts and in developing key policies and strategies,” Gregory M. Scott, PCA president and CEO said. “With more than 20 years experience on the Hill as a lobbyist and congressional staffer his leadership and strategic experience is unparalleled.”
Anderson brings with him extensive experience with advocacy activities, especially in the areas of trade, manufacturing and energy, and communicating those messages to members of Congress and the Executive Branch. Most recently, he served as chief of staff for Representative Lee Terry (R-NE), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (CMT).
As Congressman Terry's chief of staff, Anderson developed and executed a strategy to elevate Terry to chairman of the CMT’s Subcommittee. He worked closely with the full committee staff to develop a dynamic agenda for the subcommittee that raised it to a new level of importance in areas not originally covered by the subcommittee.
Prior to joining Terry’s staff, Anderson served as a senior advisor for Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, in Washington, DC, managing client relationships with energy, telecom, environment, agriculture and consumer product clients.
As manager for federal affairs for the Southern California Edison's Washington DC office, Anderson created and executed several successful lobbying strategies on transmission line permitting, energy production and climate change issues.
From 1999-2006 Anderson served in a variety of legislative leadership roles, including senior policy advisor to then Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO), legislative director for Congressman Terry and legislative director to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA).
Anderson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Dayton, Ohio, and is a member of the Professional Golfers Association of America.
Based in Washington D.C. with offices in Skokie, Ill., the Portland Cement Association represents cement manufacturing companies in the United States. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs. More information on PCA programs is available at www.cement.org.
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