Littlefield moves to top spot overseeing TIA's lobbying efforts

Jan. 1, 2020
Roy Littlefield, executive vice president of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), is assuming day-to-day control of its government affairs activities
Roy Littlefield, executive vice president of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), is assuming day-to-day control of its government affairs activities.

The current director of government and business relations, Paul Fiore, is leaving the association.

Littlefield is a veteran policy expert with more than 35 years of experience working to influence legislation at the state and federal levels. After gaining four years of Capitol Hill experience on the staffs of U.S. Senator Thomas McIntyre and Sergeant-at-Arms F. Nordy Hoffman, Littlefield joined the former National Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association (NTDRA) in 1979 as director of government affairs.

His experience at NTDRA includes work on several successful legislative efforts, including voluntary tire registration and a tax credit for rubber lost in the retreading process. In 1984, Littlefield came to the American Retreaders Association (the predecessor to the International Tire & Rubber Association) and was a key contributor to the industry’s efforts to restructure the Federal Excise Tax on truck tires and for the elimination of the federal excise tax on new passenger tires.

In addition to being heavily involved in the TIA’s lobbying activities, he has held the part-time position of director of government affairs for the association since 1984 and has been involved in many of the organization’s key legislative activities.

“I look forward to devoting more of my time to the important work of ensuring that the tire industry continues to be well-represented in the halls of power,” says Littlefield. “Government affairs has always been a top priority of TIA, and TIA members can rest assured that they will continue to receive the same top-notch representation they have always received.”

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