The NCA Board of Directors last week named Joe Trauger interim president & CEO effective June 16. Trauger’s appointment comes with the departure of current President & CEO Henry Wallmeyer, who has led the association for more than six years.
As vice president of government relations, Trauger has overseen governmental outreach and advocacy for NCA. He has also worked closely with NCA’s board to continue to grow ClubPAC, the organization’s political action committee, which promotes the interests of the private club industry. Prior to joining NCA, Trauger was principal and founder of Northfield Strategies, an advocacy consulting firm. His Capitol Hill experience includes senior positions for then House Majority Whip Roy Blunt, who is now in the Senate, and then House Majority Leader Dick Armey. Trauger also served on the staff of the late Senator Rod Grams (R-Minn.) and late Representative Sam Johnson (R-Texas).
“I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the exceptional team we have at NCA and look forward to working with the board during this transition,” said Trauger. “Henry has been a transformative leader for the association. As a long-time volunteer leader of an NCA member club, I can attest to the impact he and NCA have had on the private club community. On behalf of the staff and NCA membership, I thank him for all he has done for the private club community.”