NMMA introduced the employ of Tillie Fowler as its new senior vice president of government relations and regulatory affairs. Fowler will officially be a part of the NMMA on August 30 and oversee the Association’s advocacy do the job at the federal, point out, and global ranges of govt.

“I am thrilled to welcome Tillie to the NMMA crew. Her substantial coverage and legislative experience across a broad assortment of challenges in equally the community and private sectors will no question assist advance NMMA’s strategic priorities to safeguard and grow boating, and guarantee prosperity of the recreational boating sector,” reported NMMA President Frank Hugelmeyer.

Most not long ago, Fowler served as senior vice president of advocacy and governing administration relations for the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), an association of 140,000 users exactly where she managed a workforce of 20 targeted on federal, state, grassroots and PAC advocacy.

Prior to her time at AAPA, Fowler served as director of legislative affairs for The Boeing Corporation and represented the commercial aviation side of the small business right before Congress. Before at Boeing, she was director of strategy. In this part, she was liable for the preparing and execution of government relations tactics for important systems and initiatives throughout all company units.

Fowler has also worked on Capitol Hill and in the executive branch. She was chief of personnel for U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) from her dwelling state of Florida, as nicely as a senior legislative assistant handling appropriations and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee function for then-U.S. Rep. Johnny Isakson (R-GA). In the course of the Bush Administration, Fowler spent several several years at the U.S. Department of Transportation, serving in the Policy Office environment inside of the Place of work of the Secretary, and as director of intergovernmental affairs for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

“I am honored to sign up for the NMMA, the recreational boating industry’s premier advocacy business, and return to my roots in the transportation, producing and environmental sectors,” famous Fowler. “Boating, for me, has been a lifelong passion. Rising up in Florida, I figured out how to travel a boat ahead of I could push a car or truck, and I couldn’t be more excited to get to get the job done preserving and expanding the leisure boating field and community.”

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Fowler’s resume also contains general public relations roles in Atlanta for the worldwide agency Cohn & Wolfe, exactly where she offered strategic assistance and illustration for Fortune 500 providers these kinds of as Coca-Cola and Aflac. Fowler acquired her Bachelor of Arts from Emory College and her juris doctorate from American University’s Washington College or university of Law.