­FIA Retains New Lobby Firm To Strengthen Advocacy Efforts in Washington D.C.

­FIA Retains New Lobby Firm To Strengthen Advocacy Efforts in Washington D.C.

FIA is pleased to announce its new partnership with 
Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, a bipartisan government affairs consultancy. Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas helps its clients develop winning strategies by educating and building relationships with key policymakers in Congress, the White House, government agencies and regulatory bodies. As FIA’s newly retained lobby firm, they will work with the association to facilitate and advance its advocacy efforts in Washington D.C., and help to coordinate FIA Lobby Day, an annual event that offers FIA members the opportunity to meet with key members of the U.S. House and Senate.


It was imperative for us to align with a firm like Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas so we can strengthen our industry presence in Washington D.C., says FIA Chairman Willard T. Walker, Jr., president and CEO of the W.T. Walker Group, Inc. “As the political landscape continues to change, we want to ensure that the members of the forging industry have a seat at the table to address the issues that affect their businesses now and in the future.”


Members of FIA’s Public Policy Committee met with the new lobby firm on February 6 in its Washington D.C. office to begin planning for the year and develop the agenda for FIA Lobby Day, taking place on April 9-10, 2019, at host hotel Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. “We had a great first meeting with the firm and jump-started the process of learning about the forging industry’s legislative agenda,” said FIA President and CEO Jim Warren."


For more than a decade, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas has been serving clients with senior professionals who have retained top positions in Congress, the White House and on presidential campaigns. They are respected for their policy expertise on major national issues as well as their political expertise which adds an essential level of understanding to how government works.


Our team of senior lobbyists is recognized as one of the most effective in Washington, D.C.,” states Mehlman Castagnetti Founding Partner David Castagnetti. “It is our great pleasure to work with FIA and assist them in expanding their reach on Capitol Hill.”