American Wood Council Expands Government Relations Shop, Hires V.P. Government Affairs

Sep 23, 2013

WASHINGTON – The American Wood Council (AWC) has selected Sarah Ryan Dodge-Palmer as its vice president of government affairs. This is a new staff position for AWC through which the association plans to increase its presence on Capitol Hill on key issues affecting the wood products industry.

Dodge-Palmer will officially join AWC on October 14, 2013 as the principal government affairs representative and lobbyist for the association and will direct, implement, and manage federal and state legislative affairs.

"This is an expanded direction for AWC, and we are excited to have Sarah joining our team to amplify our voice on important issues affecting our members," said AWC President and CEO Robert Glowinski. "Her experience both as a congressional staffer as well as representing association members' legislative and regulatory interests before Congress and state legislatures make Sarah an ideal fit for AWC."

Dodge-Palmer comes to AWC from the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists in Alexandria, Va. where she served in a similar role. Prior to that, she worked for a variety of trade associations including the Petroleum Marketers Association of America and the American Subcontractors Association, and in the 1990s, she worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman Andrew Ireland and House Minority Leader Robert H. Michel.