The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) has named Michelle López Kopa as Director, State Government Relations & Public Policy for the East Region. Her position is effective March 29.
Kopa most recently served as Director, Communications, Sustainability & Market Outreach at the American Chemistry Council (ACC), where she developed strategic plans for engagement with stakeholders, including government officials, brand owners, and standard setting bodies, on chemicals management and sustainability solutions.
Prior, Kopa was Director of Global Affairs at ACC where she was responsible for maintaining relationships with U.S. and foreign legislative bodies, international governmental bodies, and other key groups, as well as aiding dialogue between ACC member companies and constituents on regulatory policy.
“Michelle’s extensive experience on issues relevant to HCPA members will make her a valuable member of our team,” said Steve Caldeira, President & CEO of HCPA. “Having worked with several HCPA member companies in the past, Michelle has a strong knowledge of the chemicals industry and maintains excellent relationships with key stakeholders and important constituencies that we engage on a regular basis.”
“I’m very excited to join the HCPA team, and work with so many companies and organizations again in a new capacity,” said Kopa. “HCPA has an excellent reputation of collaborating with diverse stakeholders to find commonsense solutions to issues on behalf of consumers, workers, and member companies and I look forward to engaging in that process.”
Earlier in her career, Kopa worked for CropLife International and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.