The revolving door


He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.–George Bernard Shaw”

The revolving door between the Capitol and K Street needs to be noticed even in far-off Western NY.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is growing its stable of experts to advance the manufacturing agenda. Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas, Esq., has joined as vice president of executive communications, Tonya Muse, CAE, will serve as senior director of the Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA), and Laura Ringdahl will serve as director of government relations.

Ringdahl joins the NAM directly from Capitol Hill where she has served as a policy advisor to several members of Congress, most recently for Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), co-chair of the House Manufacturing Caucus. She received a B.A. in political science from Colgate University.

According to her Linkedin profile, Ringdahl held the following government jobs:

  • Senior Legislative Assistant to Rep. Tom Reed
  • Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Candice Miller
  • Legislative Assistant to Congressman Chris Lee

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team here at the NAM advocating on behalf of the nearly 12 million manufacturing workers that we represent,” said Ringdahl. “NAM member companies represent the diverse array of what drives the American economy, and being able to advocate on their behalf is more than a job—it’s a mission.”

Congratulations to Laura Ringdahl. NY-23 voters might wonder who has Rep. Tom Reed’s ear. The “influence explorer” link below gives a clue.

© William Hungerford – September 2014

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2 Responses to The revolving door

  1. BOB McGILL says:

    ” He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.–George Bernard Shaw” willy when are you and deb going to run ?


  2. whungerford says:

    Oscar Wilde wrote in The Importance of being Earnest, “a man … should know either everything or nothing.” Which are you, Bob?


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