The Natural Products Association (NPA), the nation’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to the natural products industry, today announced that long-time Washington, D.C., insider and former top administration official John Spitaleri Shaw will be its new executive director and CEO. NPA is a national organization, representing 1,900 members in all 50 states accounting for businesses both large and small in more than 10,000 retail, manufacturing, wholesale, and distribution locations of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health and beauty aids.
Shaw will address the board of directors personally and participate at the industry’s annual trade show in Las Vegas this week, Natural Products Association MarketPlace. More details about this event at NPAMarketPlace.com.
NPA President Jeff Wright said, “John is an extraordinary leader with extensive experience in the public policy arena. His background is perfect to elevate our advocacy and education both in Washington, D.C., and across the country. He has the skills, talent and vision to lead NPA into an even more dynamic future, while maintaining its commitment to provide high-quality support for our members. John is the right leader at the right time for the job.”
NPA CEO John Shaw said, “I’m very excited about this opportunity, because the global demand for natural has never been stronger. Americans and people worldwide are switching to truly natural products for their daily needs like never before, so this is an exceptional time both for the industry but also for the cultural change underway. My top priority will be to promote and defend the amazing benefits and improvements to our quality of life that natural products can provide.”
Prior to joining NPA, Shaw held a number of top positions in Washington, D.C., including:
- Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health at the Department of Energy
- Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at the Portland Cement Association
- Senate Investigative Counsel to Senator Fred Thompson
- Public Policy Attorney with the Law Firm of Patton Boggs, LLP