TIACA appoints new lobbyist

TIACA, has appointed Sue Presti (right), to represent its interests before the regulatory authorities and legislators in Washington, DC. She will officially take up her new role with TIACA on 1 August, 2008.
During the last 13 years, Presti has served as executive director of the Express Delivery & Logistics Association’s (XLA) Government Affairs Committee and, for two of those years, served simultaneously as executive director of XLA.
She will work in coordination with John Raven who represents TIACA from his base in Brussels.
Jack Boisen, chairman of TIACA, said: “Sue has a proven track record of accomplishing exactly the type of work TIACA needs to be done in Washington and Europe. Raven is an excellent representative of our association in Brussels and we will now be able to operate just as effectively in Washington where we also need the regulatory authorities and legislators to hear and understand the views and requirements of the air cargo industry.”
Presti’s appointment follows a restructuring of TIACA’s Industry Affairs Committee to be more representative of the air cargo industry and to give the association a stronger voice on regulatory issues impacting on the industry’s effectiveness as an engine for economic development and a vital component of world trade.
Commenting on her new role, she said: “I’m very excited about working with TIACA. At a time when so many different policies – particularly in the areas of security and the environment – have an immediate impact on air cargo operations, I hope this work can make a difference for TIACA members.”

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