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People on the Move

New York, Jul 17, 2009

People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization, highlighting their latest achievements, advancements, and contributions to the standards community.

The EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA), a member and accredited standards developer of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has named David A. Johnston as executive director of the non-profit membership organization for the exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) industry. Mr. Johnston will be responsible for directing all association activities and representing EIMA in its work with national codes and standards developing organizations.

Mr. Johnston moves to EIMA from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), most recently as the director of codes and standards. Before BOMA he held various positions with the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), including director of government and public affairs, director of technical programs, and executive director of DBIA’s Washington, D.C. chapter. He also served on the campaign staff of Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), as senior director of federal affairs with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Mr. Johnston is a graduate of Thiel College in Pennsylvania and is currently completing graduate work in business administration at George Mason University in Virginia.

The National Restaurant Association, an ANSI member, has announced the appointment of Chris Raymond as vice president, political affairs. In this role, Mr. Raymond will develop the association's political strategy on key initiatives and priorities affecting its more than 380,000 member restaurant establishments. He will work closely with members of Congress and other government officials, manage grassroots efforts, and oversee the association's Political Action Committee (PAC) and the Save American Free Enterprise (SAFE) program.

Prior to joining the National Restaurant Association, Raymond was vice president of government relations for the National Council for Higher Education Loan Programs. Mr. Raymond also held several positions on Capitol Hill, including chief of staff/legislative director for Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA). Mr. Raymond received a bachelor of arts in political science from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

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