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Oct 27 2020

NAW Joins Business Statement on Upcoming Election

Today NAW joined six other national broad-based trade associations in issuing the following statement about the elections next week: “The strength of our nation’s democracy depends on the integrity and fairness of our elections. We urge Americans to exercise their right to vote. “This election, tens of millions of Americans are expected to vote by mail, and it may be days or even [...]

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Oct 18 2020

A Message from Eric Hoplin, new President and CEO of NAW


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Sep 09 2020

NAW Announces Eric Hoplin as New CEO

Washington, D.C. (September 9, 2020) … Today, the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), the largest distribution public policy association in the United States that represents wholesaler-distributors and a federation of international, national, regional, state and local associations and their member firms, announces the appointment of Eric Hoplin as Chief Executive Officer, [...]

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Sep 01 2020

NAW Supports the INFORM Consumers Act

Washington, DC (September 1, 2020) … Today the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) announces its support of the INFORM Consumers Act, legislation introduced by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) which will require common-sense disclosures from third-party marketplace sellers who use online platforms like Amazon to sell products to American consumers. A [...]

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Jul 22 2020

Amazon’s Mistreatment of its Third-Party Sellers

NAW has reached out to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law about Amazon’s mistreatment of its third-party sellers in advance of their hearing on July 27th. Click here to read our full [...]

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May 28 2020

NAW Applauds House for Passing Paycheck Protection Payment Flexibility Act

PRESS RELEASE For more information contact:  Jade West (   Washington, DC (May 28, 2020) … The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Paycheck Protection Payment Flexibility Act (PPP Flex) by a nearly unanimous vote of 417 to 1. We are particularly heartened that the Members of the House of [...]

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May 27 2020

NAW Supports the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

The U.S. House of Representatives will soon vote on the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act which provides much-needed reform of the Paycheck Protection Program. NAW supports this legislation. Click here to read our full letter to the [...]

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Apr 15 2020

President Trump Names NAW President Dirk Van Dongen to the “Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups”

NAW President Dirk Van Dongen has been named by President Trump to his new industry advisory group on reopening the economy.  Key distribution industry CEOs also named include Mike Kaufmann of Cardinal Health, Bryan Tyler of McKesson, Kevin Hourican of SYSCO, and Marc Casper of Thermo Fisher Scientific. The task force is comprised of many executives, economists, scholars, and industry leaders [...]

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Apr 15 2020

Search for New NAW President & CEO Has Begun

NAW President & CEO Dirk Van Dongen will retire at the end of November 2020.  The search for his replacement has begun.  Click here to see the position description and candidate specifications.   Instructions for submitting resumes are included at the end of the candidate [...]

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Apr 14 2020

NAW Calls on Congress to Pass Legislation for Increased Funding for Payroll Protection Program

Today, NAW called on Congressional Leaders to quickly pass legislation increasing funding for the small business Payroll Protection Program.  The initial $349 billion allocated for this program will have been completely spent by the end of this week, and Congress needs to act quickly to replenish the fund in order to prevent thousands of additional Americans from losing their jobs.  Click here [...]

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