The ESOP Association was envisioned and formed first and foremost as an advocacy organization to protect, defend, and expand government policies that promote the establishment and ongoing operations of ESOPs. To this end, the advocacy function of the Association is one of the paramount activities and functions of TEA.
The ESOP Association's Public Policy Council is a volunteer group of advocacy champions representing the most highly engaged TEA Member companies, professionals, and individual employee owner volunteers and is charged with the responsibility of helping to shape and guide the public policy initiatives and advocacy activities of TEA.
When Congress is in session, members of the Policy Council join monthly conference calls with TEA Public Policy staff for an in-depth discussion on TEA’s advocacy efforts and the most recent developments. During these calls, council members will have the opportunity to participate in the overall programming, positions, and plan of execution for advocacy.
Members of the Council are the most politically engaged members in TEA, maintain well-established relationships with policy makers, and possess a deep knowledge of The ESOP Association and issues affecting employee ownership. Advocacy experience preferred but not required.