NACD Announces New Vice President of Legislative Affairs

May 07, 2012, 13:41 ET from National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)

Former Home Builders Industry Professional, Joseph Stanton, joins NACD Government Affairs Team

ARLINGTON, Va., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Effective today, the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) announced that Joseph (Joe) M. Stanton will join the association, as vice president for legislative affairs.  Stanton brings a wealth of experience advancing industry objectives, identifying emerging issues, cultivating relationships with congressional stakeholders, as well as a strong ability to build alliances among stakeholder groups.  Stanton's proven strategic leadership skills will better position NACD's legislative activities in the future.


"I am pleased to welcome Joe into the chemical distribution industry and the NACD senior team.  He has extensive experience in government affairs, and has worked closely with members of congress and committees that have responsibility for NACD's priority issues," said NACD President Chris Jahn.

Stanton will be responsible for planning and execution of all legislative activities for the association. He will also oversee all grassroots advocacy and political programs including the annual Washington Fly-In, the Responsible Distribution PAC, and member company outreach to Congress.

"We look forward to the strategic vision and management skills Joe will bring to NACD.  He is well-recognized in the association and congressional communities, and his credibility with members of both political parties will be invaluable to NACD," said NACD President Chris Jahn

Stanton spent the last seven years at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), where he was chief lobbyist and senior vice president responsible for government affairs.  Prior to that he served as vice president, federal government affairs at the Beer Institute, and in the early 1990s, he directed government affairs and political activities for the Public Securities Association.  Previously, Stanton worked as a senior congressional representative with the NAHB from 1986-1990 and also served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a legislative manager – office of floor operations.   He received his undergraduate degree from Catholic University of America in Political Science. 

NACD and its over 400 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain, providing products to over 750,000 end users. They make a delivery every six seconds while maintaining a safety record that is more than twice as good as all manufacturing combined. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of Responsible Distribution, established in 1991 as a condition of membership and a third-party verified management practice. For additional information on our members, their safety record or NACD, visit NACD at

Lucinda Schofer

SOURCE National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)