Decades of strategic, political, and legislative
know-how, combined with a keen understanding
of trade association culture and issues.
Building strong coalitions is a trademark of Valis Associates. Well-targeted coalitions serve to publicize views, communicate effectively with government leaders, work cooperatively with public servants, broaden bases of support, and increase allied efforts.
Manufacturing Action Council
The Manufacturing Action Council (MAC) was created in 2010 to increase awareness by policy-makers of the critical role that manufacturing plays in the U.S. economy. MAC will foster public policy that supports a robust and growing domestic manufacturing sector. MAC arranges individual meetings between industry trade association executives and Members of Congress, Administration officials, opinion leaders and others. MAC membership is open to trade association executives representing manufacturing industries.
Trade Association Leadership Council
The Trade Association Leadership Council (TALC) members are chief executive officers of 35-40 premier American trade associations who meet monthly in informal, bipartisan, off-the-record sessions to discuss public policy issues. The membership actively builds coalitions for economic growth, international trade and other important policy issues. A huge swathe of American industry sectors are represented in TALC, as well as tens of millions of American employers and workers. TALC began in 1981.
Regulatory Improvement Council
The Regulatory Improvement Council (RIC) has a more than 25-year track record of successfully helping to shape the federal regulatory system. Like TALC and MAC, RIC has been proudly bipartisan from inception, and has worked with every Presidential Administration since President Reagan. RIC promotes worker safety, sound science, and a growth economy that operates under a transparent, cohesive regulatory framework.
All our coalitions also have strong ties with the non-profit and think tank community. The Valis Coalitions have conducted programs with the Mercatus Center at George Mason; with Will Marshall of the Progressive Policy Institute; with various analysts at the American Enterprise Institute and the Mercatus Center; and with Susan Dudley, former OIRA Director and founder of the Regulatory Studies Department at George Washington University, among others.