Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association Welcomes Director of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
Monday, March 20, 2017
Posted by: Lauren Schoener-Gaynor
Nonprofit association hires staff to oversee the organization’s government and regulatory affairs programs
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – March 20, 2017 The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), a non-profit association dedicated to promoting the industry and the safe selection and use of juvenile products, announces the appointment of Danielle Iverson, as the association’s new Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. Ms. Iverson will be based out of the Association’s Washington, DC office.
“I am excited to join JPMA and its team,” said Ms. Iverson. “I look forward to making advances for not only our members, but for our industry as a whole. This is an especially exciting time to join JPMA as it gets ready for its inaugural JPMA Baby Show in Anaheim this May.”
As Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Ms. Iverson is responsible for leading the development, promotion, and implementation of legislative and regulatory priorities for JPMA. In this capacity, she works with federal and state regulatory agencies as well as Congress and state legislatures to ensure that JPMA members have a voice in critical decisions that impact the industry. Before joining JPMA, Ms. Iverson was the Director of Government Relations with the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA). She received a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Japanese Language & Literature from the George Washington University, and also holds an Associate in Applied Science degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design.
In her JPMA position, Ms. Iverson will work the JPMA executive staff, general counsel and key industry committee and volunteer leaders to develop, execute and advance the industry’s annual regulatory agenda. Ms. Iverson will actively identify and monitor federal and state regulations that relate to the agenda and provide strategic advice to the JPMA staff, board and industry leaders based on these regulations. In addition, Ms. Iverson will assist in crafting the industry’s regulatory messaging and file comments on federal rulemakings.
“Having a continued active presence in Washington, DC, is essential to moving the Association and the juvenile products industry forward,” said JPMA Executive Director Kelly Mariotti, JD, CPA, CAE. “We have built a highly qualified team with specialized skills and background in governmental issues and the legislative process to progressively advance the association and key industry initiatives.”
About the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association is a national trade organization of more than 200 companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico. JPMA exists to advance the interests, growth and well-being of North American prenatal to preschool product manufacturers, importers and distributors marketing under their own brands to consumers. It does so through advocacy, public relations, information sharing, product performance certification and business development assistance conducted with appreciation for the needs of parents, children and retailers.
To find out more information about the JPMA certification program, the products certified and a complete listing of JPMA members, please visit www.jpma.org . Follow JPMA on Twitter @JPMA and connect with us on Facebook to learn about additional safety tips and JPMA initiatives.
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