Bailey Wood appointed communications VP of NSSGA

By |  July 14, 2014

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association announces that Bailey Wood is taking on the role of vice president of communications. In this position, he will be a key leader as the association implements Rocks Build America, a three-year strategic plan to grow the scope and influence of the aggregates industry and refortify America’s infrastructure backbone.

“Bailey’s background will be instrumental to NSSGA as we seek to align our key strategic initiatives with our legislative and regulatory affairs efforts on Capitol Hill,” said NSSGA President & CEO Mike Johnson. “With 20 years of experience in strategic communications, he has the skills to grow NSSGA’s public presence, keep our members informed and provide a powerful voice on the national and grassroots levels.”

“Growing up in Pennsylvania, I have seen firsthand the incredible impact that stone, sand and gravel producers have on their local communities and the nation as a whole,” Wood said. “That background will be invaluable to me as we seek to demonstrate the need for a stable funding stream to rebuild this country’s crumbling roads, bridges, dams and other critical infrastructure.”

Wood comes to NSSGA from the National Automobile Dealers Association. For almost eight years, he was responsible for much of NADA’s policy-related communications, handling myriad environmental policies, tax and regulatory matters. Wood engaged the media on several high-profile automaker recalls, the bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler and the popular Cash-for-Clunkers program.

Prior to NADA, he served as a Capitol Hill staffer to three members of Congress, the House Policy Committee and the House Homeland Security Committee.

Wood, his wife Amanda, and their two daughters live in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. Wood earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Syracuse University.

Based near the nation’s capital, NSSGA is the world’s largest mining association by product volume. Its member companies represent more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the U.S. During 2013, 2 billion metric tons of crushed stone, sand and gravel, valued at $18.6 billion, were produced and sold in the United States.

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