Government Relations Committee
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The ACIL Government Relations Committee (GRC) operates at a policy level, orienting itself around issues including accreditation, unfair competition, international trade and procurement, and writing position papers in support of these issues as needed.

The GRC meets quarterly in Washington, D.C. to discuss policy issues currently facing the industry, develop strategy, and monitor progress and activities. These meetings feature face time with Policy makers (regulators or legislators) to discuss issues and potential areas of cooperation.

 

Mission

To ensure a thoughtful, deliberative process to discuss topics which arise in each of the above issue areas, the committee uses technical resources available from the sections to lead the relationship-building campaign and influence policy direction to protect and expand the independent laboratory business in the Americas.

Leadership
Chair:  Craig Marvin, Agilent
Vice Chair: Natalia Larrimer, ANAB
 Staff: Richard Bright, ACIL COO
         Michael Oscar, ACIL Government Relations Director
Executive Committee:
Allison Mackenzie, Babcock Laboratories
 Cary Anne Simpson, Waters
Colleen Reitz, Retlif Testing Laboratories
Joseph Konschnik, Restek Corporation
 Judy Morgan, Pace Analytical Services
Michael Flournoy, Eurofins Scientific
Randy Querry, A2LA
Sarah Owen, UL
Steve Elliott, Materials Testing Consultants
 Walter Poggi, Retlif Testing Laboratories