ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) today announced the hiring of Paul J. Richman as vice president of state government affairs. Richman has 26 years of experience in federal and state government affairs, most recently as the Washington representative for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
"Paul's expertise in the government affairs arena will be a great asset to our organization and to the PEO industry overall," said NAPEO CEO Pat Cleary. "This is a pivotal time for PEOs, as the states prepare to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and we look to be a constructive part of that process. Paul's leadership, contacts, and experience will be invaluable in ensuring that NAPEO continues to be a positive force for the PEO industry on the broad scope of issues affecting our members."
Richman previously was director of federal affairs for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he was responsible for directing and managing the development and implementation of strategies to advance the Port Authority's legislative and regulatory priorities with Congress, the White House, and federal agencies. Prior to joining the Port Authority, Paul served as vice president for policy and government affairs at NSI, Inc., and was vice president of state government affairs for the Mortgage Bankers Association. He also served in the Office of the Vice President and as acting chief of staff and special assistant to the assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Labor during the Clinton Administration. Before coming to Washington, DC, Richman worked for former New York governor Mario Cuomo.
About NAPEO The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) is The Voice of the PEO Industry(TM) and represents about 85 percent of the industry's estimated $92 billion in gross revenues. NAPEO has more than 300 PEO members, ranging from start-ups to large publicly held companies with years of success in the industry, as well as some 200 service provider members. PEOs provide payroll, benefits, and other HR services to small and mid-sized businesses. Approximately 250,000 businesses and more than 2.5 million people are part of PEO arrangements. For more information about NAPEO, please visit www.napeo.org . You can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @NAPEO.SOURCE National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)