Update: Justin Neumann is no longer with ALA. Michael Weems began his duties on June 16, 2014.
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) has hired Justin E. Neumann to the newly created position of Vice President of Government Affairs. Neumann was most recently the Director of Government Relations for the National Electrical Manufacturers Assn. (NEMA), where he had significant experience with lighting issues and even partnered with ALA staff members over the last several years.
"This is a dynamic time for the lighting industry with technological innovations that are providing more and more applications for lighting products," Neumann says. "I look forward to representing the ALA membership, protecting and advancing lighting industry interests, and ensuring our ability to grow."
“I’m pleased to inform the members that Justin is known in Washington, many people called him by his first name and stuck out their hands,” says ALA President Dick Upton. “And more importantly, he's liked and respected.”