Posted on January 7, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two members of the Insured Retirement Industry’s (IRI) government affairs team were recognized as leading lobbyists who help accomplish organizational goals and initiatives.

Paul Richman, IRI’s Chief Government and Political Affairs Officer, and John Jennings, Assistant Director, Government Affairs, were awarded Association Trends’ 2022 Leading Lobbyist Award. Association Trends is a community dedicated to providing association executives and industry partners the training, data, and insights to help associations better understand and serve their organization. The award recognizes recipients’ advocacy work which has helped to accomplish an organization’s advocacy and grassroots initiatives.

“This is a well-deserved award for Paul and John and a reflection of the dedication, passion, and capability of IRI’s advocacy efforts on behalf of the insured retirement industry and our nation’s workers and retirees,” said Wayne Chopus, IRI President and CEO. “Our entire organization offers our congratulations to Paul and John for this achievement.”

IRI’s advocacy team and efforts also have been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives and the Advocacy Association. In December, The Hill, a Washington, D.C. publication focused on Capitol Hill and the Executive Branch, named Wayne Chopus a “Top Lobbyist.” 

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Contact: Dan Zielinski