The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced Eric Steiner as its Vice President of Government Affairs. In his new role, Steiner will help lead the paper and wood products industry's legislative agenda and drive advocacy efforts before Congress, the Administration, and key state governments. Steiner will join AF&PA on November 1, 2021.
Steiner joins AF&PA from Elanco Animal Health, where he served as Senior Director of Government Affairs. In this role, Steiner led policy development, directed lobbying efforts, oversaw legislative and regulatory strategy and advocacy at the federal and state level, built external coalitions, and led internal cross-company teams for the C-Suite. Prior to Elanco, Steiner worked in government affairs for Kraft Foods, served as senior professional staff for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, served as a senior executive political appointee at USDA, helped lead government affairs for the National Association of Wheat Growers, was a law clerk at the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and served as a Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center.
The American Forest & Paper Association serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy.