Spencer Pederson is Vice President of Public Affairs for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) where he is responsible for all aspects of the association’s government and public relations.
Spencer spent over 13 years on Capitol Hill, most recently for Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) where he served as senior policy advisory to the Senator while he sat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and then on the Senate Finance Committee, where he helped Sen. Scott author his successful Opportunity Zone legislation, and reform the 45J nuclear production tax credit, among other policy achievements.
Before his time with Sen. Scott, Spencer served as Press Secretary for the House Natural Resources Committee, as well as legislative assistant and later, the communication director for Rep. George Radanovich (R-CA).
Prior to his work at NEMA, Spencer served as Vice President of Government Affairs at the Consumer Brands Association and before that as Director, Federal Affairs at the American Chemistry Council, leading the association’s advocacy for rail, transportation, and infrastructure issues.
He graduated from the University of Redlands in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in History. Spencer is originally from Bishop, California and currently lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his wife and two sons.