IRI is an award-winning and influential trade association with three Power of A Awards from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for advocacy and an ASAE Gold Circle Award for conference marketing.

IRI’s advocacy team also have been recognized. Wayne Chopus, President and CEO, and Paul Richman, Chief Government and Political Affairs Officer, have each been recognized as “Top Lobbyists” by The Hill, a highly-regarded Washington, D.C. political newspaper. Chopus and Richman are also among Washingtonian Magazine’s 500 Most Influential People Shaping Policy. Association Trends, a provider of training, data, and insights to association executives, recognized Richman and John Jennings, Director, Government and Political Affairs, as “Leading Lobbyists.”

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