The Toy Industry Association (TIA), a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has announced the promotion of Andrew R. Hackman to vice president, government affairs. Mr. Hackman will oversee TIA's advocacy programs at the state and federal levels, as well as activities of the toy industry's Political Action Committee (TOYPAC).
Mr. Hackman previously served as senior director of state government affairs, where he was responsible for managing TIA's legislative and regulatory outreach and assisted in coordinating grassroots and coalition activities at the state level. Before joining TIA in 2009, he served as the manager of state affairs programs and director of state affairs for the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), lobbying and providing testimony on issues such as consumer protection, environmentally preferable procurement, ingredient safety, and children's health. Earlier in his career, he worked in congressional and provincial relations for the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.Mr. Hackman earned a bachelor's of science in public affairs from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs and an MBA from The George Washington University. A registered lobbyist in several states and for federal affairs, he will be based in TIA's Washington, DC, office.
TIA is the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and bringing toys and youth entertainment products to kids of all ages, representing. TIA has a long history of leadership in toy safety including development of the first comprehensive toy safety standard more than 30 years ago, and working with government, consumers, and industry on ongoing programs to ensure safe and fun play.
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