Groups such as ASAE and the National Retail Federation support bill, but insurers argue cost needs to be borne by government.
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NAM CEO considered to have strong working relationship with the president rips his response to protests.
Major business groups are among those urging action on equality, with some embracing #BlackLivesMatter. Official statements avoided politics but National Association of Manufacturers CEO Jay Timmons ripped President Donald Trump in a CEO Update interview. “It is abundantly clear that our nation’s leaders are wholly incapable of bringing the American people together,” an audibly upset Timmons said.
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David Parker, the former American Gas Association CEO who helped significantly grow the trade group’s profile, died May 10. He was 80.
House and Senate committees are allowing virtual conferencing, but witnesses are also in the room, if kept far apart from others.
CEO refocused association on advocacy since taking top role in 2013; sold off business lines and headquarters building in Virginia.
Virtual tools like videoconferencing have helped, but member activism and tapping into existing relationships is more important, according to CEOs.
Virtual interviewing is going more smoothly than some expected; it enables more board participation, consideration of extra candidates.
Many associations likely didn’t have insurance to cover event cancellations, and many of those that did opted out of optional disease coverage.