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American Chemistry Council Enhances Advocacy

July 14, 2009

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American Chemistry Council Enhances Advocacy

American Chemistry Council (ACC) president and CEO, Cal Dooley, is continuing efforts to energize ACC’s advocacy efforts by announcing the hire of Don Thoren as the managing director of ACC’s new Political Mobilization Department and Tre’ Riddle as ACC’s director of federal affairs.

Thoren will work to build out ACC’s new field-oriented, campaign-style Political Mobilization Department that will focus on re-enforcing political relationships with key members of Congress in their home states and districts.

“Don brings a wealth of invaluable knowledge and skill to this position from his previous experience in Altria Client Services, SWR Worldwide, the National Restaurant Association, and as a campaign manager for numerous state and national elections,” said Dooley. “His record makes him an excellent choice for this responsibility and I am looking forward to working with him as we broaden our advocacy and engagement of employees, stakeholders, and policymakers at all levels.”

For the past eight years, Thoren worked as the district director-state and government affairs and as the director of political outreach and communications for Altria Client Services. In these roles, Thoren gained valuable lobbying, issues management, PAC development, and grassroots activation experience. Prior to working with Altria, Thoren developed more than 12 years of trade association experience working with SWR Worldwide as the vice president of association marketing and as the vice president of state relations and political affairs for the National Restaurant Association.

Tre’ Riddle, a veteran of Capitol Hill, joins ACC’s Federal Affairs Department where he will be working on tax, rail, and security issues relating to the chemistry industry.

“Tre’ will be using his extensive experience on Capitol Hill to help promote legislation that enhances the chemical industry’s ability to be profitable while safely manufacturing and distributing the products that make our modern lives possible,” added Dooley.

Riddle most recently worked as the legislative director for Representative Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY). Prior to that, Riddle held various positions in the offices of Representatives Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO), Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA), Robert E. Andrews (D-NJ) and Robert C. Scott (D-VA). Additionally, Riddle has worked on numerous election campaigns and has held positions with the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, the California Assembly Democrats, and the Service Employees International Union-Ohio State Council.

For more information, visit www.americanchemistry.com.

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