NARI hires veteran lobbyist

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has hired Thomas Sullivan to represent the industry’s interests in Washington, D.C. Recently of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Sullivan has 19 years of experience in legislative and regulatory advocacy.

Prior to joining the law firm, Sullivan served for seven years as chief counsel for advocacy in the Small Business Administration. Before his appointment to the SBA, he represented the National Federation of Independent Business, one of the nation's leading business advocacy associations. Sullivan also served on the Congressional Affairs staff of the U.S. EPA, as well as the U.S. Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division.

Most recently, Sullivan has worked with the National Roofing Contractors Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA), among others, to include provisions for small business operators in regulatory reform legislation championed by Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.).