The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) has promoted Michele Stanley to vice president of government and regulatory affairs.
Stanley has been with NSSGA for over four years, and the US trade body says that in that time has helped grow the association into a leading advocate for the aggregates industry and infrastructure investment. She will be charged with leading efforts to advance public policies that protect and expand the safe, environmentally responsible use of aggregates that build America’s infrastructure and economy.
“Michele brings to the job a wealth of experience in advocating for infrastructure investment, worker safety and health and common-sense regulations,” said NSSGA president and CEO Michael Johnson. “She has proven time and again to be someone that our members can trust to effectively lead our advocacy programme, and she has earned the respect of those around her.”
Stanley has more than 15 years of experience in public policy and political advocacy. Most recently, she was the senior director of government affairs at NSSGA, and before that was a government affairs director at the National Asphalt Pavement Association. Prior to working at infrastructure-focused associations, she worked as a legislative assistant and scheduler for Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., and former Congressman Jim Nussle.
Stanley commented on her appointment: “This is an exciting time in our industry as we strongly advocate for increased infrastructure investment; break down the permitting barriers for our member companies, large and small; and strive to keep our workers safe at quarries, in work zones and at home. I’m lucky to be a part of it all.”
She holds a degree in political science and management from Luther College and a certification in PAC management from The George Washington University.