FPA’s Political Action Committee to Hold First Event

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has formed a political action committee (PAC) called FlexPAC™ that will hold its first event next month.

The PAC’s inaugural event will take place Friday, March 22, in conjunction with FPA’s Annual Meeting, which is being held from March 20 to 22 in Tucson, Arizona.

George Khalaf, president of Data Orbital and managing partner of The Resolute Group, will be the keynote speaker.

“To reach the flexible packaging industry’s legislative and regulatory goals, FPA needs policymakers in Washington, D.C., and the states who understand the industry and our mission critical priorities such as extended producer responsibility, toxic bans, and product labeling,” FPA said in a statement. “The FlexPAC will serve as the federal political action committee representing the flexible packaging industry.”

The bipartisan PAC is funded by the voluntary personal contributions of FPA members and supports candidates for political office who understand the broad array of issues facing the packaging industry, the organization says.

“It’s an exciting time at FPA as we announce the formation of our political action committee, FlexPAC,” says William “Bill” Jackson, Ph.D., chief technology officer at Amcor Global Flexible Packaging for Amcor Flexibles. He also is board chair for FPA.

“FlexPAC will help enable the flexible packaging industry and the FPA team to effectively educate, build relationships, and support members of Congress and candidates who work to foster free markets and economic growth and stand with us on key policy priorities.”