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National Club Association Partners with Advocacy Firm Platinum Advisors

Private club industry’s only advocate on Capitol Hill leverages power of premier, nationwide advocacy firm for representation on Hill and Agencies.

The National Club Association (NCA), the leading advocate for the private club industry in Washington, D.C., today announced a partnership with lobbying firm Platinum Advisors to strengthen its lobbying efforts.

“NCA prides itself on effective representation of our members with legislators in Washington, D.C., and around the country, and we’re happy to broaden our efforts through this partnership,” said association President & CEO Joe Trauger. 

Trauger, who leads the association after several years as its vice president of government relations, is a seasoned lobbyist who will continue direct involvement with club industry advocacy and political engagement as CEO. “I’m looking forward to working with Platinum Advisors to bolster our advocacy program and believe this is the best step to ensuring the voice of the private club community continues to be heard by policymakers in Congress and federal agencies.” The firm has extensive experience in NCA’s priority policy areas: health care, labor, environment, immigration and tax.

“The private clubs have a great policy story to tell, and we are thrilled to help the industry tell it,” said Rob Smith, senior vice president, Platinum Advisors.

The partnership became effective June 1.

About NCA

The National Club Association (NCA) has been the advocate for the private club industry in Washington, D.C., for more than 60 years. As the voice of private clubs on Capitol Hill, NCA ensures that club concerns are forefront when legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry are being decided. In addition, NCA provides club leaders an outstanding array of resources on club industry trends, governance best practices, legal and operational matters and ways to strengthen club leadership.

For more information, contact Kim Fernandez, CAE, vice president of communications: [email protected].