Kip EidebergAEM Senior Vice President of Government and Industry Relations Kip Eideberg was recently named to The Hill's list of top lobbyists for the second straight year.

The 2020 list was released late last week and, according to the Hill, it is comprised of the "key players on K Street — and the ones the nation’s biggest companies, labor unions and associations turn to when they want their voices heard in the nation’s capital."

“Advocacy is a team sport. Success comes from how well you can come together as a team with a clear vision and execute as a cohesive unit and do that at an elite and consistent level,” said Eideberg. “During a year when equipment manufacturers faced a global pandemic and very challenging business conditions, AEM’s Advocacy Team stepped up to make sure our member companies were designated as essential businesses so they could continue operate while doing everything possible to assure the health and safety of the 2.8 million men and women of our industry. I am grateful to be part of the best advocacy team in Washington.”

View the full list of honorees.

Eideberg joined AEM as its vice president of public affairs and advocacy in 2016, served as the interim head of the association's Washington, D.C. office, and was promoted to senior vice president of government and industry relations and head of the association's D.C. office in 2019.

During a year when the equipment manufacturing industry has faced difficult economic headwinds and an unprecedented health and financial crisis, AEM’s Advocacy Team, under Eideberg’s direction, stepped up to ensure that equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors were designated as essential businesses and kept their operations running. Under Eideberg’s leadership, equipment manufacturers mobilized to make sure the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) won overwhelming bipartisan support, secured a one-year extension of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, and also secured several legislative solutions for economic stabilization and future growth of the industry, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Main Street Lending Program (MSLP).

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