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ACCA Expands Government Relations Staff

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The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has announced it has hired Alyx Simon as a new government relations representative.

“Alyx is no stranger to the halls of Congress and federal agencies, and I am glad that she has joined the team at ACCA. Alyx will be a strong advocate for ACCA members and the HVACR industry,” says Barton James, interim president and CEO.

Simon comes to ACCA most recently from Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) government relations office. Prior to DU she served on the team for Natural Resources Results, a D.C. based lobbying and government affairs consulting firm specializing in budget and appropriations, renewable and clean energy, natural resource conservation and sustainable community development. Simon also served as a grant writer for Rivers of Recovery, a nonprofit specializing in combat veteran rehabilitation.

“I am excited for the opportunity to join the ACCA team and represent our members on Capitol Hill. It is clear from ACCA’s legislative and regulatory victories in the 115th Congress that when our members’ voices are heard they have a lasting impact on their bottom lines and our industry. I look forward to helping our members transform more of their legislative and regulatory priorities into accomplishments in 116th Congress,” says Simon.

“ACCA is fortunate to have Alyx join our team,” said Todd Washam, director of industry and external relations. “She is passionate about public policy and has already shown an entrepreneurial spirit that will make ACCA members proud. Within her first days on the job, Alyx was already meeting the newest members of Congress and attending roundtable discussions with OSHA and the Small Business Administration. We’re looking forward to her passion and energy!”

Simon received her Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from Northland College in Ashland, WI. She lives in Alexandria, VA, and can be reached via e-mail at or by phone at 703-824-8863.

For more information, please contact ACCA’s Director of Industry and External Relations, Todd Washam, at or 703-824-8864.

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