Andy O’Hare Named New CPA President 

 

The Composite Panel Assn. (CPA) has announced the hiring of Andy O’Hare as the new President beginning August 3, 2020. Andy has over 25 years of diverse association management experience and comes to CPA from The Fertilizer Institute (TFI). At TFI, he was the Vice President of Public Policy leading advocacy efforts resulting in a number of significant advancements for the industry. Prior to TFI, he was the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Portland Cement Assn., where during his long tenure, he created and implemented a series of successful strategic plans with a key focus on specific public policy outcomes. His lobbying efforts at both the federal and state level covered a wide range of issues, including environmental, health and safety, climate change and transportation matters. He began his association management career with the American Petroleum Institute.

“I am very excited to be taking on this new role and welcome the opportunity to represent the composite panel industry. I look forward to continuing to build upon CPA’s impressive reputation within the industry and the North American regulatory community and to support the membership and its valuable initiatives,” O’Hare comments.

O’Hare has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and a Master of Science degree in geology, both from the University of Kentucky. He is a certified association executive and a certified professional geologist.

 

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