Aluminum Association Names VP of Public Affairs

Association says that Joe Quinn brings significant amount of experience with policymakers.

July 24, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

The Aluminum Association has hired Joe Quinn as its new vice president of public affairs, effective July 15. Quinn’s responsibilities will include overseeing the association’s policy communications, advocacy strategies and media relations.

Prior to joining the Aluminum Association, Quinn served as vice president of the public relations firm Edelman, where he led public affairs and corporate reputation programs for Walmart, Toyota and the American Petroleum Institute, among others.

"Joe has a breadth of knowledge in communications and strategic public affairs, as well as experience inside Washington, and I’m glad to have him on board at the association," says Pat Franc, the Aluminum Association’s chairman and president of Tri-Arrows Aluminum. "I’m pleased that a committee of member companies participated in Joe’s selection and am very happy with where this process ended up."

"Joe has a lot of experience positioning organizations favorably with policymakers using a multi-discipline approach, and I look forward to working with him to advance our member’s priorities in Washington, D.C.," says Heidi Brock, president of the Aluminum Association "With his background and enthusiasm, I am confident he will make a profound impact directing the Association’s public affairs efforts."