NPA Hires State Government Relations Manager

The Natural Products Association (NPA), the oldest and largest trade association representing retailers and manufacturers of dietary supplements and other natural products, has announced that Elizabeth W. Hurst joins its staff today. Hurst steps into the newly created position of State Government Relations Manager, under the association’s Global Government and Scientific Affairs department.

Hurst will be monitoring state and local policy proposals that can affect the natural products industry, and working with NPA Regions on an effective response. “The most important role of our organizations is advocacy. Bad ideas that are enacted in one state can spread to others,” said John Gay, NPA executive director and CEO, “and Elizabeth will be addressing that threat in her new position, making both the Regional NPAs and the national organization even better-positioned to represent our members.”

Prior to joining NPA, Hurst was a Senior Government Relations Specialist with the National Court Reporters Association, where she identified and tracked legislation that impacted the association’s members, managed the association’s PAC and fundraisers, and produced educational publications and other materials. She also worked for Denny Miller Associates, a lobbying firm, and served as an intern for Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia.

Hurst received her B.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Natural Products Association

The Natural Products Association (NPA), founded in 1936, is the largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry, representing more than 10,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health/beauty aids. As the leading voice of the natural products industry, the NPA’s mission is to advocate for the rights of consumers to have access to products that will maintain and improve their health, and for the rights of retailers and suppliers to sell these products. Visit

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