The ESOP Association was envisioned and formed first and foremost as an advocacy organization to protect, defend, and expand government policies that promote the establishment and ongoing operations of ESOPs. To this end, the advocacy function of the Association is one of the paramount activities and functions of TEA.
The ESOP Association's Public Policy Council is a volunteer group of advocacy champions representing the most highly engaged TEA Member companies, professionals, and individual employee owner volunteers and is charged with the responsibility of helping to shape and guide the public policy initiatives and advocacy activities of TEA.
When Congress is in session, members of the Policy Council join monthly conference calls with TEA Public Policy staff for an in-depth discussion on TEA’s advocacy efforts and the most recent developments. During these calls, council members will have the opportunity to participate in the overall programming, positions, and plan of execution for advocacy.
Members of the Council are the most politically engaged members in TEA, maintain well-established relationships with policy makers, and possess a deep knowledge of The ESOP Association and issues affecting employee ownership. Advocacy experience preferred but not required.
The members of the inaugural Public Policy Council were appointed by the Board of Directors on April 30, 2021. Thanks to the following individuals for volunteering their time and energy to help our public policy efforts.
Executive Committee of the Public Policy Council
Peter A. Ney
Members of the Public Policy Council
CTL Engineering Inc.
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Canavera Financial Group, LLC
Duff & Phelps
|David H. Williams|
Argent Trust Company
Freedom Industries, Inc.
First Midwest Bank
|Elizabeth Di Cola|
First Midwest Bank
Eagle Communications, Inc.
SES ESOP Strategies LLC
LJA Engineering, Inc.
Superior Farms/ Transhumance Holding
Wells Fargo Bank, NA
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
SRC Holding Corporation
Salem Fabrication Technologies Group
Anderson Insurance Associates
Tucker Ellis LLP
|Ramon A. Gaanderse|
Tucson Asphalt Contracting
McDermott, Will & Emery
VGM Group Inc
The Capital ESOP Group at UBS
PFS Corporation dba PFS TECO
Enterprise Opportunities, LLC
Mid South Building Supply, Inc.
McDermott, Will & Emery LLP
The next council will be appointed in 2023. To express your interest in future council membership, click here.