Caldeira named 2022 Trade Association CEO of the Year

Written on: April 7, 2022 by SprayTM

Steve Caldeira, President & CEO of the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) , will
receive the 2022 Trade Association CEO of the Year Award from CEO Update, an organization that serves senior-
level association professionals and CEOs.

Caldeira has led the charge on proactively and effectively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the HCPA. These efforts include making sure that cleaning and disinfectant products remain available to consumers and workers and coordinating with government agencies and allied trade associations to help manage the supply chain.

Caldeira also has been a passionate advocate for the household and commercial products industry with legislators, most
calling for a Federal standard for cleaning product ingredient disclosure. Caldeira’s voice has been heard on this and
other topics in major publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Hill, The Washington Times and

Caldeira has also been a top volunteer for many important civic causes. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the American
Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Board of Directors, where he co-led the Search Committee for a CEO and assisted
in the development of a new strategic plan. Caldeira is also the 2022 Dinner Chair for the Bryce Harlow Foundation, which
provides post-graduate fellowships for public policy and lobbying professionals.

Caldeira received the 2020 Leadership Award from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Council of
Manufacturing Associations (CMA), the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association Capital Area Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award,
the 2022 Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council John H. Graham IV Association Executive Award, the 2022
ASAE Association Policy Leadership Award, and the 2016 So Others Might Eat (SOME) Humanitarian of the Year Award.
He has also been named to The Hill’s list of top lobbyists for four consecutive years.

“I am humbled, honored, and profoundly grateful to be recognized by my peers as Trade Association CEO of the Year,”
Caldeira said. “Associations play an integral role in solving societal challenges and their members significantly contribute
to the U.S. economy. Associations are important and that’s why I am so proud to be a part of this community.”

The Association Leadership Awards are presented annually by CEO Update to recognize excellence in trade associations and professional societies. An independent panel of twelve representatives from association search firms, former association CEOs, previous honorees, and attorneys who represent associations choose the winner of the awards.