HCPA reorganises staff and creates new roles

The Household & commercial products association (HPCA) has reorganised its staff to better position the company to ‘address the changing landscape’ of the sector.

Dr. Steve Bennett, who has worked with the HCPA for 10 years, will now lead the Scientific Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, International Affairs and Strategic Alliances & Industry Relations departments as senior vice president and serve on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SAAC).

Nicholas Georges, who serves as the Division Staff Executive for the company’s aerosol division (HCPA’s largest) has been promoted from senior director to vice-president of Scientific & International Affairs. According to a statement by the HCPA, Nicholas has been ‘instrumental in increasing HCPA’s international affairs efforts to better understand and address the global issues that impact the household and commercial products industry’.

Cassy LaRussa, who has been with the organisation for five years, has been promoted from vice-president to senior vice-president of Meetings & Strategic Development. The newly-created role makes LaRussa responsible for growing membership and non-dues revenue through meetings and conferences.

Ryan Nau, who has been with the HCPA for 10 years, has stepped into the new role of vice-president of Marketing & Member Engagement and has a wealth of experience in creative marketing, video development and website management. Allyson Azar has been promoted from manager to director of Government Relations & Public Policy for the West Region, and Alexandra Hayes has been promoted from manager to director of Communications & Public Affairs for the HCPA, and director of the Communications & Program Development for the Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE), HCPA’s foundation.

Hannah Alleman, currently senior project management of Ignite Solutions, has been promoted to executive director. In this role, Alleman will direct all the Ignite Solutions cooperative consortium management research projects.

Steve Caldeira, president and CEO of the HCPA, said: “This strategic reorganisation provides a strong foundation for HCPA to optimise its resources to most effectively serve the household and commercial products industry.

“This strategic realignment will help create a more effective framework for addressing member and industry needs. I am proud of the entire HCPA staff for their continued dedication in advancing the association’s mission to protect, promote and enhance an industry that is responsible for 200,000 direct jobs in the US.”

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