NMMA advocacy team adds two new members

NMMA announced today that Callie Hoyt and Clay Crabtree have joined the association as its newest directors of federal government relations. The hires come as the federal legislative season kicks into full gear and NMMA works to advance the recreational boating industry’s policy agenda on all fronts, including conservation, infrastructure, and trade.
“Callie and Clay both bring a depth of government relations experience – including previous advocacy work with outdoor recreation industry organizations – and will play critical roles in securing the marine manufacturing industry’s priorities in Washington, D.C.,” said NMMA senior vice president of government relations and legal affairs, Nicole Vasilaros.
Callie comes to NMMA from the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), where she served as manager of federal affairs, directing the association’s federal advocacy portfolio in Washington, D.C. on issues ranging from outdoor recreation, to transportation and international trade policy. Prior to joining MIC, Callie held positions at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America and the Trucking Alliance where she worked on infrastructure and connected and autonomous vehicle policy and safety and efficiency issues impacting the trucking industry, respectively. Callie is a native of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and grew up riding personal watercraft and on her grandfather’s ski boat along the Bohemia River in Cecil County, Maryland.
Prior to joining NMMA, Clay served as policy director for the American Sportfishing Association, focusing on state and federal policies impacting freshwater issues. Clay also worked for a federal agency as a congressional liaison between members of Congress and the Department of Health and Human Services, and he served as an aide for Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), advising the senator on trade and budgetary issues. Clay is a native West Virginian and an avid angler.
Callie Hoyt can be reached at choyt@nmma.org. 
Clay Crabtree can be reached at ccrabtree@nmma.org.  

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