The Air Conditioning Contractors of America has a new industry relations director.

Todd Washam joined the HVAC market organization March 22. He previously worked as a senior legislative assistant for U.S. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) and as a staff assistant for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the late Congressman Henry Hyde (R-Illinois).

“Todd brings a wealth of government relations and political experience to ACCA by joining our staff,” said ACCA President and CEO Paul T. Stalknecht. “We are excited to have such an experienced staff member who will help us continue to be a strong voice for contractors with manufactures, suppliers, and distributors, as well with the local, state and federal governments.”