November 3, 2016
Contact: Francis Dietz, Vice President, Public Affairs
Arlington, Va. — The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today announced the appointment of Joe Trauger as the association’s Sr. Vice President of Policy and Government Relations. Trauger will join the AHRI team December 1.
Trauger is currently vice president of government relations at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), where he is that organization’s senior lobbyist before Congress and the Administration. He will direct AHRI’s federal, state, and global lobbying efforts, and will also be a key part of AHRI’s efforts in the regulatory arena.
“Joe brings a wealth of association, lobbying, and legislative experience to AHRI, said AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek. “Our member companies are involved in a variety of issues on Capitol Hill and in several federal agencies. We are looking forward to having someone with Joe’s breadth of experience leading our government relations efforts as we welcome a new Congress and a new administration to Washington,” he added.
Trauger has more than 10 years of experience on Capitol Hill, both as a staff member for a U.S. senator and several representatives and also in the House leadership as the senior policy adviser in the offices of the majority leader and majority whip. He also worked with the House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce Committees; and with the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Senate Finance Committee.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, commercial refrigeration, and water heating equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products. AHRI’s 300+ member companies manufacture quality, efficient, and innovative residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment and components for sale in North America and around the world.