–Ross Eisenberg Named Vice President, Federal Affairs–

WASHINGTON (January 16, 2020) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced two new hires and an internal promotion that strengthen the association’s congressional federal affairs and legal team under President and CEO Chris Jahn.

Ross Eisenberg will join ACC as vice president of federal affairs on February 3, 2020. Eisenberg, currently serving as vice president of energy and resources policy at the National Association of Manufacturers, will lead congressional and federal lobbying activities overseeing an issue portfolio that includes chemical management; global trade; energy and environment; rail, transportation and infrastructure, and security, among others. Eisenberg will also oversee ACC’s political action committee, AmeriChem®PAC.

“Ross brings deep expertise on issues that are vital to a thriving chemical industry and the broader manufacturing sector, including energy use and production; air and water quality; climate; energy efficiency and other significant environmental and sustainability issues,” said Jahn. “The chemical industry faces intense and growing scrutiny and Ross brings the right leadership expertise and collaborative approach to help advance sound public policies that protect public and environmental health; preserve our global competitiveness; promote innovation, and drive economic expansion,” he added.

The organization also announced the hiring of Jill Brubaker as a director of federal affairs responsible for a core portfolio that includes transportation and infrastructure issues. Brubaker joins ACC from member company Dow where she served most recently as director of federal legislative affairs and director of political affairs.

In addition to the federal affairs appointments, ACC announced the promotion of Allison Starmann to General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective January 1, 2020.

Starmann has been with ACC for ten years, 5 of those as deputy general counsel, providing legal counsel and oversight on issues ranging from Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) litigation, chemical-specific product groups, and Responsible Care®, the industry’ world-class environmental health, safety, and security management and performance initiative.

“Allison’s integrity, along with her strategic legal expertise made her a natural choice for ACC’s executive team. Her knowledge of leading industry issues such as TSCA, coupled with her previous experience as assistant corporate secretary will be invaluable to the association and our members as we continue to face an increasingly challenging legal and political environment,” said Jahn.


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