NALP hires Mendelsohn as vp of government relations

January 11, 2016 -  By
Paul Mendelsohn

Paul Mendelsohn

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) hired Paul Mendelsohn as vice president of government relations.

Mendelsohn will oversee the expansion of the government relations program at NALP, working in concert with Vice President of Public Affairs Missy Henriksen, NALP said.

Mendelsohn served for 15 years in government relations positions with the American Institute of Architects, most recently as vice president of government and community relations. He also has experience as legislative director and chief of staff for several Michigan state representatives.

“We are very excited to have Paul’s experience and expertise to expand our state and federal policy work and to help us create new ways to mobilize the entire industry,” said NALP CEO Sabeena Hickman. “With Paul leading government relations and Missy focused on expanding the industry through the Industry Growth Initiative, we are poised to make a big impact.”

Mendelsohn will work alongside Tom Delaney, NALP’s director of government affairs, for the next few months to ensure a smooth transition before Delaney’s departure from the association.

“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to grow the reach and visibility of NALP’s advocacy program,” Mendelsohn said. “From job creation to protecting the health and safety of the public, landscape professionals serve a vital role for our country and it is an honor to represent their interests.”

NALP said the transition in staff roles is result of restructuring its issue management protocols, announcing its commitment to leadership on policy issues most important to its members businesses, including fertilizer and pesticide bans, restrictions or limitations; water quality and quantity issues; and effective H-2B legislation.

LM Staff

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