Understanding the War on Plastics

Understanding the War on Plastics
Presented by Ari Storch and Tiffany A. Shackelford, Esq.

The results of the 2022 midterm election will have a huge impact on the next two years of this administration. After governing with a razor-thin margin in both the House and Senate, will Democrats add to their numbers, or will history repeat itself and the Republicans gain control of one or both? History shows that the party that is not the president’s often gains ground during midterm elections, but Independents are becoming more of a wild card. Will the Dobbs decision motivate voters? Will voter turnout be strong? Will Trump announce his candidacy before the midterms? 
During this session, you’ll hear from IAPD’s “man on the ground” in Washington, Ari Storch, about what the pundits are saying and how the next two years might look for the performance plastics industry if Republicans were to take back the House and/or Senate. You’ll also gain insight into the Democrats’ point of view from Tiffany A. Shackelford, Esq. Hear their take on performance plastics and get a better understanding of the challenges the industry faces in Washington, D.C.

About Ari Storch
Ari Storch has more than 25 years of experience in domestic and international politics, grassroots campaigns, public affairs and marketing. Prior to joining The Madison Group, he spent 12 years as the co-founder and co-chairman of Artemis Strategies, a multi-faceted government affairs firm that managed clients before the United States Congress, multiple Presidential administrations, state governments and before foreign governments as well. In 2001, Storch was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a Member of the United States Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad and also served as the Next Generation Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

About Tiffany A. Shackelford, Esq.
Tiffany A. Shackelford, Esq., is director of government relations for the Madison Group, IAPD’s team in Washington. As a former litigator, government attorney advisor and most recently, staffer in the Unites States Senate, Shackelford is responsible for managing a multi-issue policy portfolio in support of the Madison Group’s diverse roster of clients. Her oversight and analyzation of federal and state legislative and regulatory activity, while maintaining robust relationships with Congressional and Administration staff and other non-governmental stakeholders, will ensure the client’s voice is heard in the legislative process. Prior to joining the Madison Group, Shackelford served as a judiciary legislative staffer for office of Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Her legislative portfolio included African American, immigration and civil rights legislation and policy. As a Senate staffer, Shackelford also served as a member of the Congressional Black Associates’ (CBA) Joint Congressional Staff Task Force on Racial Justice and Reform.  Shackelford is a licensed attorney in New York and Washington, D.C. She earned her law degree from University of Tennessee in Knoxville.