ROSSLYN, Va., July 7, 2006. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that it has named Andrew Whitman as vice president of medical products at NEMA. Whitman will replace Robert Britain, who is retiring after 21 years of service. Whitman comes to NEMA from Carmen Group, Inc., a government relations firm in Washington, D.C., where he served as the senior associate for healthcare practice representing healthcare providers on Capitol Hill and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
"Andrew brings an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry and federal regulatory issues that can affect the electroindustry," says NEMA President Evan Gaddis. "I am confident that he will do an outstanding job leading the medical products department and that his experience will be an asset to NEMA and its members."
Prior to working at the Carmen Group, Inc., Whitman served as deputy director, regulatory affairs, and special counsel for the American Psychiatric Association, where he directed and managed the federal regulatory and healthcare policy agenda. His work included contact with high ranking government officials in Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Food and Drug Administration. He also previously worked as senior counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, and served as senior corporate counsel for Integrated Health Services, Inc. He has practiced healthcare law at several law firms, including Reed Smith, LLP and Grove, and Jaskiewicz and Cobert. Whitman holds a Juris Doctor from American University and a bachelor of arts, cum laude, from Hamilton College.
NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its 430 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City.