HCPA Appoints New SVP of Government Relations & Public Policy

Written on: March 7, 2022 by SprayTM


The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) has appointed Michael Gruber as Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Public Policy.

As part of the executive leadership team, Gruber will further strengthen and help drive HCPA’s presence, influence and effectiveness across the Federal and State legislative and regulatory landscapes. In this position, Gruber will leverage his bi-partisan Capitol Hill and State experience to lead the HCPA’s advocacy efforts.

Prior to joining HCPA,  Gruber served as VP, Public Policy, Consumer Brands Association (CBA), where he provided strategic guidance on state and federal legislative and regulatory matters for Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods companies.

“Mike is a highly skilled government affairs leader with a demonstrated history of creating and executing political strategy,
building stakeholder coalitions, managing issue advocacy campaigns, and shaping complex regulations for the consumer
packaged goods industry,” said Steve Caldeira, President & CEO, HCPA.

“I’m very excited to join the HCPA team, and work with so many respected companies on similar issues in a new capacity,”
said Gruber. “HCPA has an excellent reputation of collaborating with diverse stakeholders to find workable solutions to
complex problems on behalf of consumers, workers, and member companies and I look forward to engaging in that

“Mike has been involved with several issues that impact the household and commercial products industry, including supply
chain challenges during the COVID -19 pandemic, developing sustainability polices for the consumer-packaged goods
industry, and collaborating with retailers to further ingredient communication standards,” continued Caldeira.

“This experience will be invaluable for advancing our priority public policy issues at a critical time for our industry.”

Earlier in his career, Gruber held numerous roles on Capitol Hill, including Senior Policy Advisor on the House Committee on
Energy & Commerce; Appropriations Associate, House Appropriations Committee; Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative
Thomas P. Latham (R-IA); and District Director, U.S. Representative George R. Nethercutt, Jr. (R -WA).

Gruber holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington State University.