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July 14, 2010
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American Cleaning Institute Hires Jacob Cassady as Manager, Government Affairs, Announces Two Promotions
WASHINGTON, D.C., – The American Cleaning Institute℠ (ACI - formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) has named Jacob Cassady as its new Manager, Government Affairs and announced the promotions of two of its Directors, Douglas Troutman and Paul DeLeo.
Cassady comes to ACI (www.CleaningInstitute.org) from the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), where he was a Legislative Specialist. The Minnesota native previously worked on Capitol Hill as an aide to former U.S. Senator Mark Dayton (D-MN). He also served as an aide on the House Agriculture Committee during deliberations on the most recent Farm Bill. Cassady was active in a number of Minnesota congressional and state-level campaigns.
“Jacob comes to ACI with legislative experience both at the state and federal levels as well as significant campaign organizing experience,” said Dennis Griesing, ACI Vice President of Government Affairs. “His addition to our team strengthens our advocacy efforts on behalf of the cleaning products industry."
Cassady holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN) and a Master of Arts in Issues/Campaign Management & Media Relations from George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management
ACI Announces Promotions for Douglas Troutman, Paul DeLeo
ACI also recently announced the promotions of Douglas Troutman to Senior Director, Government Affairs, and Dr. Paul DeLeo to Senior Director, Environmental Safety.
Prior to joining ACI in 2007, Troutman served as Senior Manager, Legislative Affairs at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Inc.’s Washington, D.C. office. He previously worked as Senior Manager, Government Relations, at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association in Arlington, VA. In the early 1990s, Troutman was a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (PA).
Prior to joining ACI in 2007, Dr. DeLeo was a Consumer Safety Officer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2003 to 2007, managing the evaluation of the safety of new food and color additives. Prior to that, he worked as a microbiologist and an environmental scientist for the agency since 1999.
The American Cleaning Institute℠ (ACI - formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market. ACI members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers. ACI and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.
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