ARLINGTON, Va., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aluminum Association announced today the hiring of Joe Quinn as the Vice President of Public Affairs, effective July 15. Quinn will oversee the policy communications, advocacy strategies and media relations for the trade group.
Prior to joining the Aluminum Association, Quinn served as Vice President at Edelman, the largest public relations firm in the world, where he led public affairs and corporate reputation programs for Walmart, Toyota and the American Petroleum Institute, among others. He previously held the role of Managing Director at Xenophon Strategies, Inc.
"Joe has a breadth of knowledge in communications and strategic public affairs, as well as experience inside Washington, and I'm glad to have him on board at the Association," said Pat Franc, Aluminum Association Chairman and President and CEO of Tri-Arrows Aluminum. "I'm pleased that a committee of member companies participated in Joe's selection and am very happy with where this process ended up."
As Vice President, Quinn will counsel the Association President and member companies on public policy goals and strategies, and serve as the Association's liaison to Congress, federal agencies and other stakeholder groups.
"Joe has a lot of experience positioning organizations favorably with policymakers using a multi-discipline approach, and I look forward to working with him to advance our member's priorities in Washington, DC," said Heidi Brock, President of the Aluminum Association "With his background and enthusiasm, I am confident he will make a profound impact directing the Association's public affairs efforts."
Quinn has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina.
The Aluminum Association, based in Arlington, Virginia, works globally to aggressively promote aluminum as the most sustainable and recyclable automotive, packaging and construction material in today's market. The Association represents U.S. and foreign-based primary producers of aluminum, aluminum recyclers and producers of fabricated products, as well as industry suppliers. Member companies operate approximately 180 plants in the United States, with many conducting business worldwide. For more information visit www.Aluminum.org, on Twitter @AluminumNews or Facebook.com/AluminumAssociation.
SOURCE The Aluminum Association