Often, the impact of NAFEM’s advocacy efforts is greater when we combine efforts with other allied organizations, including trade associations. The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is an association we work with to ensure that elected and appointed officials understand our members’ businesses and the impact of proposed regulations and legislation. This month, Advocacy Update talks with AHAM’s Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs Jennifer Cleary and Vice President, Communication and Marketing Jill Notini to learn more about this partnership and the advocacy work AHAM conducts on behalf of their members.
This new regulation, which applies to all organizations no matter where they are located in the world, is already having a substantial impact on the way organizations collect, manage and use consumer data and personal information.
To stay abreast of regulatory changes and understand how they affect small businesses, the Office of Advocacy has teams of attorneys who cover specific government agencies and regularly engage with trade associations and companies nationwide. For example, Prianka Sharma, assistant chief counsel, joined NAFEM’s October 2017 Regulatory Roundtable.
By presenting a unified voice to elected and appointed officials, our combined outreach can have a larger impact. In this issue of Advocacy Update, NAFEM talked with Hoshizaki America’s Stephen Schaefer, compliance engineer III, about the company’s advocacy work and how it is reinforced by NAFEM’s efforts.