WESTERVILLE, Ohio — The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) named Lauren Schapker as its second-ever government affairs director to replace Christine Reimer, who is retiring after starting the position in 1993, according to a press release.

Schapker will start her new title with NGWA on November 1, leaving her position as director of government and political affairs for the Portland Cement Association (PCA), stated the release.

The release reported that prior to joining the PCA, she was a senior policy advisor for Xenophon Strategies, a firm which provides government relations and public affairs services; and Schapker has a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Arts in Political Science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

“Schapker brings a wealth of experience, a strategic mindset, and a can-do attitude that will serve NGWA and its members well,” said NGWA CEO Kevin McCray, CAE. “We were impressed with her proven experience at taking on legislative challenges and finding effective ways to achieve goals."

You can find the release here.