The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has announced that Todd Washam, vice president of public policy and industry relations, has been tapped to join Administrator Wheeler’s team. Washam will be serving in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Congressional Affairs starting May 4. Washam has been with ACCA since 2016 and has been serving as vice president of public policy and industry relations since May 2019. Longtime Republican Congressional staff, Washam will be serving as the director of house relations and will be charged with leading the agency’s interactions with members of the House of Representatives.
“ACCA is excited for Todd to join the Trump Administration and use his talents and relationships to make a difference for the American people and build stronger working relationships between EPA, Congress, and the White House,” said Barton James, ACCA president and CEO. “Throughout his time with ACCA, Todd has helped build an incredible and well-respected voice for HVACR contractors on Capitol Hill. We are pleased he will take that strong understanding of the importance of HVACR contractors, as the federal government works on policies that will impact the HVACR industry and consumers. This certainly is an exciting time to join the Administration and be on the frontlines, leading efforts to rebuild the American economy as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“I’ve learned a tremendous amount at ACCA, whether it be from our technical department, member services, communications & marketing, finance, human resources, and legal, or the government relations office,” said Washam. “We have seen ACCA continue to soar to new heights with its Pledge to America’s Workers commitment, partnership growth, and HVACR representation in congress. I’m thankful to have the opportunity to serve at the EPA and use some of the skills and knowledge I have learned from contractors to help build a deeper understanding of how public policy impacts the HVACR industry. I am forever grateful for the opportunities I have had at ACCA and the friendships that I have developed through the association.”
Public policy and government relations contacts moving forward are James; Chris Czarnecki, government relations representative and coalitions manager; and Alyx Simon, government relations representative.
For additional information, contact Deb Weiner, ACCA manager of communications and strategic partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-824-8862.