Washington, DC: The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) is today announcing the promotion of Andrew Bopp to the position of HIA Executive Director, effective immediately.
In making the announcement of Andy’s enhanced responsibilities, Carole Rogin who continues as HIA President noted, “Andy has done an outstanding job as HIA’s Director of Government Relations over the past ten years and truly earned this expanded role. In his previous position, he elevated HIA’s presence and effectiveness here in the nation’s capitol, both on Capitol Hill and within the industry, and we anticipate many more successes from him.” She highlighted the creation of HIA’s HearPAC, the unification of hearing healthcare advocates through the Hearing Aid Tax Credit Coalition and Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus, and the deepening of HIA relations with both the advocacy and professional provider organizations throughout the hearing health field.
Andy assumes responsibility for HIA’s regulatory as well as legislative programs, HIA statistical programs, and other special member initiatives. Carole will continue to provide strategic direction for the organization and management of HIA’s marketing efforts through the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) and its market research commitment through MarkeTrak, the next phase of which will be launched early in 2014.
HIA is the national trade association of manufacturers of hearing aids, assistive listening devices, component parts, and power sources. Together, these companies produce the vast majority of the over 2 million hearing aids that are purchased in the United States on an annual basis.