Sphere of Influence: Lobbies on behalf of the middle market in Washington, D.C., including meeting with members of Congress and federal regulators
Drawing on experience gained as a registered lobbyist for previous employers, including the Retail Industry Leaders Association, Royal Ten Cate (AMS: KTC) and Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR), Amber Landis is helping the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) establish a louder, more consistent voice with Congress and federal regulators. She serves as the group’s first registered lobbyist and Washington-based staffer.
Soon after joining the ACG staff in 2013, Landis helped launch the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth in May 2014. The caucus serves as a champion for ACG issues and is led by two Republicans and two Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, with about 20 members overall.
Now that the ACG is a registered lobbying entity, the group can make specific requests of members of Congress and support specific legislative proposals directly. The lobbying efforts build on initiatives launched over the last few years, including an annual summit in Washington.
“There’s so much potential out there. There’s so many more ways that we can be effective and create good policies for the people that do the work of M&A professionals,” Landis says.