WASHINGTON, DC (October 17, 2018) – Jobplex, Inc. is pleased to announce the successful placement of Patricia Rojas-Ungar as Vice President of Government Affairs for Outdoor Industry Association where she will lead its advocacy agenda. This search was completed by Partner Kara Teising, and Senior Associate Kara Zavaleta.
Rojas-Ungar joins Outwood Industry Association from the US Travel Association, where she served as the Vice President of Public Affairs for eleven years. Rojas-Ungar’s’ work at the U.S. Travel Association includes passing legislation to create a $200 million (per year) program to promote the United States abroad and running a public-policy campaign that resulted in a White House National Travel and Tourism Strategy. Prior to her work at the US Travel Association, Rojas-Ungar served as a Professional Staff Member for the Senate Homeland Security Committee. She also served as a Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. Rojas has worked in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate on key federal policies such as the DREAM Act and the 9/11 Commission reforms. Rojas-Ungar earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Social Work from the University of Houston.
“I’m honored to join OIA and proud to represent this extraordinary industry in Washington and across the country,” Rojas-Ungar said. “The outdoor industry has long been a leader in sustainable business practices, responsible land and water stewardship, and product and retail innovation. I am thrilled to support the industry’s continued growth and success.”
Based in Boulder, Colorado, with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry and the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer. OIA unites and serves 1300 manufacturer, supplier, sales representative and retailer members through its focus on trade and recreation policy, sustainable business innovation and outdoor participation. For more information, visit outdoorindustry.org.
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