Group Leadership

Chair
Scott Harris
CNH Industrial

Vice Chair
Pat Weiler
Weiler

AEM Staff Contact

Kip Eideberg
Senior Vice President, Government & Industry Relations | 202-615-0096

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Set the strategic direction and priorities for the Association’s state and federal government relations and public affairs efforts.
  • Review and approve the Association’s state and federal policy priorities, consult with the Sector Boards on sector-specific priorities and recommend the Association’s annual policy priorities to the AEM Board.
  • Administer AEMPAC and provide guidance and approval for disbursements made to candidates for public office.
  • Guide the work done by the I Make America Committee, the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Task Force and the State Government Relations Working Group.
  • Serve as champions for the Association’s state and federal policy priorities and government relations efforts on the AEM Board and Sector Boards and in the industry as a whole.

Leadership

  • The Government & Public Affairs Committee is led by the GPAC Chair and Vice Chair.
  • The GPAC Chair and Vice Chair are nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected by the AEM Board annually in November and serve a one-year term. There are no term limits and the GPAC Chair and Vice Chair typically serve two consecutive one-year terms.
  • The Vice Chair serves as the acting GPAC Chair in the Chair’s absence.

Composition

  • The Government & Public Affairs Committee consists of 20 to 25 AEM Directors, Sector Board Directors and non-Director member company executives who are committed to supporting the Association’s government relations and public affairs efforts. Members are appointed by the GPAC Chair.
  • Committee terms are two years. Members can be reappointed. There are no term limits. 

GPAC Subcommittees

  • I Make America Committee provides guidance and direction for the development and execution of AEM’s I Make America grassroots advocacy efforts, with particular focus on increasing and fostering AEM member company engagement.
  • Infrastructure Vision 2050 Task Force provides strategic guidance and direction to the development and execution of the Infrastructure Vision 2050 initiative, a high-level, thought leadership policy initiative focused on crafting and supporting the implementation of a long-term, national vision for U.S. infrastructure.
  • International Advocacy Working Group provides strategic guidance and direction on the development and execution of AEM’s International Advocacy efforts. Discusses issues impacting the equipment manufacturing industry in foreign markets and provides AEM staff strategic input as problems occur.
  • Public Affairs Working Group (formerly Advocacy Communications Working Group) facilitates greater coordination between the Association and member companies. Collaborates on advocacy communications and public affairs efforts. supports Association-led projects and initiatives through direct involvement and/or amplification through internal and external communications.
  • Regulatory Affairs Working Group determines objectives and guides regulatory affairs activities on priority issues identified by the Government & Public Affairs Committee.
  • State Advocacy Working Group provides strategic guidance and direction on AEM’s state government relations activities. Identifies state-level policy priorities for the equipment manufacturing industry.
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