Washington, D.C.—National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today announced that Patrick Hope has joined the organization as the executive director of its Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA). He comes to MITA from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) where he served as the senior director of legislative policy.
"We are pleased to welcome Patrick to MITA," said NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff, . "His passion for public health and in-depth understanding of healthcare policy will be tremendous assets to MITA's member companies, as well as the broader NEMA community."
Prior to his tenure at ACC, Hope served as legislative counsel / senior manager of legislative affairs for the American College of Physicians. As a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, Hope represents the state's 47th district (Arlington County), where he serves on the Health Welfare and Institutions Committee. In this role, he advocates for persons with physical and mental disabilities and is interested in public health, social services, and welfare.
"I am proud to be working on behalf of an industry that enables the early and accurate detection and treatment of disease and creates highly skilled manufacturing jobs across the country," said Hope. "I look forward to working with MITA and our partners to continue to innovate and provide patients with access to the most advanced technologies."
Hope holds a law degree from Catholic University Columbus School of Law. He also has a master of arts in congressional studies from Catholic University and a bachelor of arts and science in history and political science from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas.
MITA is the collective voice of medical imaging equipment manufacturers, innovators and product developers. It represents companies whose sales comprise more than 90 percent of the global market for medical imaging technology.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, and resilience, as well as efficiency and energy security. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.