In the 36th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape talk with Andrew Bray, vice president of government relations for the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).
As VP of government relations, Bray leads all legislative and regulatory initiatives at the federal and state level. Bray routinely engages Congressional offices on Capitol Hill, regulatory agencies and industry coalitions to craft policy initiatives that protected the interests and needs of the landscape industry. Prior to joining NALP, Bray also worked in a government relations capacity for the National Pest Management Association, North American Meat Institute, and the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
In addition to working in trade associations, Bray honed his policy, advocacy and political skills while working on Capitol Hill in a Congressional Office and while working on multiple federal, state and local campaigns. Bray earned his law degree in 2013 and maintains an active license to practice law in the state of Virginia.
In this podcast, Bray reviews NALP’s legislative and regulatory initiatives at the federal and state level, including the process through which NALP navigated and supported the industry’s COVID-19 response. Bray also offers insight regarding the new administration and the expected impact on the lawn and landscape industry.
Listen to the full podcast below.