WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) is pleased to welcome Brittany Mountjoy as the new Manager of Government Relations, where she will focus on international trade issues, as well as manage the association's International Trade Committee and International Regulatory Compliance Network (IRCN).
Mountjoy comes to SOCMA from DuPont, where she worked as an International Government Affairs Program Specialist in Washington, DC, leading advocacy strategies to drive business objectives in strategic growth markets, with a specific focus on global issues such as trade.
"We are thrilled to have Brittany join our Government Relations team," said Bill Allmond, SOCMA's Vice President of Government and Public Relations. "With her previous experience at DuPont, Brittany brings to the table a healthy understanding of the chemical industry and trade issues impacting our manufacturing sector. We also look forward to drawing from her knowledge in communications, as we strive to educate Congress, our members and the public about the specialty chemical industry and the significant role it plays in international trade and the U.S. economy."
The opportunity to work specifically with small- and medium-sized companies, which make up about 80 percent of the association's membership, drew Mountjoy to SOCMA. "I want to work with our member companies and support them on trade issues that are at the heart of their business," Mountjoy said. "The SOCMA team includes a talented group of professionals, and I look forward to being a part of that team, as we strive to meet the needs of these specialty chemical manufacturers."
Prior to DuPont, Mountjoy led the Alliance to Feed the Future, a coalition of 123 members comprised of trade associations, universities and think tanks. Additionally, she worked on food biotechnology and food safety issues at the International Food Information Council (IFIC).
Mountjoy is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where she earned two bachelor's degrees – one in animal and poultry sciences and another in international relations. She also earned her master's degree at Virginia Tech, focusing on the public policy impact of food biotechnology. Mountjoy currently is working toward her law degree at American University Washington College of Law.
Since 1921, SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies located around the world. www.socma.com.
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