John F. Gay
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
John Gay is responsible for
the association's state and federal government affairs departments and its
political action committee.
Prior to joining CHPA in March 2012, Gay
served as president and CEO of the Natural Products Association, the nation's
largest and oldest association representing retailers and manufacturers of
dietary supplements and other natural products.
Gay began his career in
the office of former U.S. Senator Mack Mattingly (R-Ga.) and proceeded to a
series of increasingly responsible positions with Andersen Worldwide, the
American Hotel & Lodging Association, the International Franchise
Association, and the National Restaurant Association, where he managed an
extensive government affairs program.
Gay is a member of the American
Society of Association Executives and earned a Certificate in Organizational
Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Organization
Education: B.A., University of Virginia