March 10, 2022
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today announced it has hired Spencer Pederson as the association’s Vice President of Public Affairs.
The Capitol Hill veteran will bring nearly twelve years of experience working on both the House and Senate side of the Capitol on energy, tax, trade, and natural resources issues to his new position at NEMA, where he will lead all aspects of government and public relations.
“At a moment when the electroindustry is poised to advance collective electrification, connectivity, and energy transition goals, we are thrilled Spencer has decided to join the NEMA team,” said President and CEO Debra Phillips. “Spencer’s deep experience in energy and supply chain policy are critical as NEMA works alongside lawmakers to craft policy focused on electrified, resilient infrastructure and technologies.”
“My career has been focused on working in and around the Hill on policy that will allow us to power our world. Joining NEMA is a perfect next step to continue that mission,” said Mr. Pederson. “NEMA’s members are at the center of America’s sustainable technology innovation and are leading the modernization of our country’s infrastructure. I’m thrilled to join an organization that will have a tremendous impact on America’s electrified future.”
Mr. Pederson joined NEMA from the Consumer Brands Association (CBA), where he served as Vice President of Government Affairs. Prior to his work at CBA, Mr. Pederson was with the American Chemistry Council, where he served as director of federal affairs, leading the association’s federal advocacy for rail, transportation, and infrastructure issues.
Mr. Pederson has spent extensive time working within Capitol Hill. Mr. Pederson spent four years on the staff of Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), where he served as a senior policy advisor to the senator while he sat at first on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and then on the influential Senate Finance Committee, where he helped Sen. Scott author his successful Opportunity Zone legislation. Before his time with Sen. Scott, Mr. Pederson 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).
Mr. Pederson graduated from the University of Redlands in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in History.