The North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) announces the appointment of Kipp McGuire as Director of Government Affairs. Kipp comes from the consulting world, where he was an advisor to the U.S. Navy’s Commander of Pacific Fleet as a member of the Commander’s Action Group and Government Affairs and Outreach teams. Before his time as a consultant, he was an Advance Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, which took him across the globe coordinating nation-to-nation engagements.
“We are excited about the skills and experiences that Kipp brings to NAEDA’s advocacy efforts, and look forward to ever expanded success in working with the state and federal legislators to advance the interests of equipment dealers,” said NAEDA president & CEO Kim Rominger. “We believe his perspective will be invaluable as we continue to provide the best advocacy, resources and education for equipment dealers in North America.”
Kipp will be based in Washington D.C. and will work with vice president of government affairs, Eric Wareham, who says that McGuire, “brings significant value to NAEDA’s members with his extensive experience in the legislative and policy fields.” Kipp has previously worked for state and federal legislators, and as an advisor on several political campaigns. His military service includes five years enlisted with the Marine Corps and presently is an Intelligence Officer with the Navy Reserves. He has degrees from the University of Montana and the Institute of World Politics.