Wednesday, 26 June 2013 10:40

CAWA Retains Veteran Sacramento Legislative Advocate Gary Conover

CAWA has retained Gary Conover as their California legislative advocate and are “pleased to have engaged him effective July 1, 2013,” according to CAWA President & CEO, Rodney Pierini.

Conover will join the legislative team and ensure CAWA’s continued presence and effectiveness in the government affairs process out west as the industry’s first line of defense. Pierini said, “Gary’s experience in the legislative and regulatory processes of the State will be very valuable to CAWA and will serve us well into the future.”

Conover has been legislative advocate for the Western United Dairymen for a number of years and has dealt with regulatory agencies , such as the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and other State agencies that regulate business. Well known to legislators and regulators “He carriers an impeccable reputation at the Capitol and with the regulatory agencies,” Pierini noted. He also has a keen understanding of the automotive aftermarket industry through his relationship with the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA).

Conover will be formally introduced to CAWA’s leadership at their meetings in September in San Diego.