NECA Staff Recognized as Lobbying and Advocacy Leaders for 2021

NECA Government Affairs Team Sept 2021
Published On
Dec 8, 2021

The staff of The Hill has named Marco Giamberardino, NECA’s vice president of government and public affairs, and James Farrell, executive director for government affairs, as top lobbyists of 2021. The website, which covers U.S. politics with a focus on Capitol Hill, names the year’s top corporate, association, independent and grassroots lobbyists each December.

“In one of the busiest years on record for the D.C. influence world, these are the people who wielded their connections and knowledge most effectively for their clients,” according to The Hill staff.

Giamberardino has received this honor each year since 2018.

In further recognition of NECA’s lobbying efforts, the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics has also named Giamberardino as a top lobbyist for 2021. Contenders for this distinction are nominated by their peers, clients or Congressional staff, recognizing lobbyists who showed significant success in 2021, took an innovative approach to their field, demonstrated a commitment to give back to their community and profession and adhered to the highest ethical standards.

One of the key pieces of legislation featuring multiple wins for NECA contractors in 2021 included H.R.3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which featured $1.2 trillion in funding for a variety of infrastructure projects that will benefit electrical contractors and line contractors, including electric vehicle charging infrastructure, broadband access improvements, port infrastructure, clean energy transmission, addressing repair and maintenance backlogs and more.

“James and I are so very honored to receive these recognitions by our peers. Working together with our teammates, especially Jessica Cardenas, Jared Karbowsky and Hadlea Bender, is more than we could ever ask for in an advocacy team. We have done many great things together and are looking forward to continue representing our contractors and our industry in Washington, D.C. in the years to come,” Giamberardino said.