Phil Klein is Executive Vice President, Legislative and Public Affairs for the Consumer Specialty Products Association, overseeing the Association’s federal and state legislative affairs, membership, and meetings and conventions departments at CSPA.
Klein is a seasoned lobbyist and strategist with well-established relationships on Capitol Hill, regulatory agencies and within environmental groups and other non-governmental organization.
Highlights of his career at CSPA since 1988 include passage of numerous federal laws such as the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) of 2004 and PRIA II in 2008, the Antimicrobial Reform Act of 1996 and protection of the federal 183(e) Clean Air Model Rule in the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. He has actively promoted national harmony in the regulation of volatile organic compounds, developed the National Inhalation Abuse Awareness Program on Capitol Hill and developed the Michigan Recycles Aerosols program featured on CNN. State legislative affairs highlights include passage of the Texas Clean Air model rule, Texas Product Tax and No-fault Superfund Program, and an Iowa inerts model law on public disclosure.
Prior to his work at CSPA, Klein managed his own political consulting firm in St. Paul, Minnesota. His clients included Honeywell Defense Systems Group, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Metal Finishers Association, Midwest Circuit Association and Anoka County Chamber of Commerce
Klein received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota. He lives with his family in Virginia, is an enthusiastic and dedicated basketball coach for the Special Olympics and enjoys playing softball and tennis.
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