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NGWA names Schapker government affairs director


October 8, 2014
By Ground Water Canada

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Oct. 8, 2014, Westerville, OH – The National Ground Water Association has named
Lauren Schapker as its new government affairs director.

Oct. 8, 2014, Westerville, OH – The National Ground Water Association has named
Lauren Schapker as its new government affairs director.

Schapker will
replace Christine Reimer, who is retiring after starting the position in
1993.

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While Reimer worked out of NGWA’s Ohio headquarters, Schapker will work year-round in Washington, D.C.

Schapker will begin with NGWA on Nov. 1, leaving her position as
director of government and political affairs for the Portland Cement
Association, an organization she joined in September 2009. Prior to
joining the PCA, she was a senior policy advisor for Xenophon
Strategies, a firm which provides government relations and public
affairs services. She has a BS in finance and an MA in political
science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

“Ms. Schapker brings a wealth of experience, a strategic mind-set,
and a can-do attitude that will serve NGWA and its members well,” said
NGWA CEO Kevin McCray, CAE, in a news release. “We were impressed with her proven
experience at taking on legislative challenges and finding effective
ways to achieve goals."

Schapker’s chief responsibilities will be to:

  • Guide NGWA on its federal legislative and regulatory strategy and agenda
  • Help develop policy positions
  • Assist in developing federal initiatives that benefit groundwater and/or its businesses and professions
  • Provide information on groundwater and the groundwater industry to members of Congress and staff of relevant federal agencies
  • Understand and ensure NGWA meets requirements related to federal lobbying laws
  • Represent NGWA where necessary on government affairs-related issues.