Joe Trauger is NCA’s president & CEO.
Trauger joined NCA’s staff in 2019 from his role as principal and founder of Northfield Strategies, an advocacy consulting firm. Prior to Northfield, Trauger was senior vice president of policy and government relations at the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute and vice president of government relations at the National Association of Manufacturers. He has extensive experience on Capitol Hill, including 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).
With NCA, Trauger has spearheaded governmental outreach and advocacy while working closely with the association’s board to grow programs that include the ClubPAC political action committee. He also has first-hand experience within the community as a longtime member of multiple clubs and current board member and former president of Mount Vernon Country Club, Alexandria, Va.