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Phil Klein

Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)
Executive Vice President

Phil Klein is Executive Vice President, Legislative and Public Affairs for the Consumer Specialty Products Association, overseeing the Association’s federal and state legislative affairs, membership, and meetings and conventions departments at CSPA.  Klein is a seasoned lobbyist and strategist with well-established relationships on Capitol Hill, regulatory agencies and within environmental groups and other non-governmental organization.

Highlights of his career at CSPA:

  • Spearheaded landmark legislation with Natural Resources Defense Council on the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2004 (PRIA) and 2008 (PRIA II) and 2012 (PRIA III);
  • Incorporated and secured CSPA/Sierra Club enhancements on ingredient disclosure in EPA’s Design for the Environment Program which led to CSPA being named EPA’s Partner of the Year for 2015 and 2016;
  • Passed antifreeze legislation with the U.S. Humane Society (USHS) in 17 states. This effort culminated in CSPA winning the USHS Henry Spira Award on Corporate progress;
  • Managed successfully air freshener petition with EPA and NGO community finding viable solution on ingredient disclosure;
  • Worked with ACE and Minnesota Twins on inhalation abuse education program;
  • Worked with the Center for Disease Control Foundation and US EPA on ZIKA insect borne disease, including on industry donations, EPA guidance, and HHS assurances on production to address the issue.
  • Worked with Capitol Hill and EPA on West Nile virus, H1N1, Ebola and other emerging pathogens.
  • Worked with EPA OPP on pilot ingredient disclosure package
  • Worked with the downstream industry on TSCA modernization with NGOs, the late Senator Lautenberg and other House and Senate members which passed the House and Senate was signed by President Obama in 2016;
  • Passed the Antimicrobial Reform Act of 1996;
  • Protection of the Federal 183 (e) Clean Air Model Rule in ISTEA promoting national harmony in VOC regulations;
  • Worked with Michigan Department of Agriculture on aerosol recycling program featured on CNN and the Home Improvement Show;
  • Organized Press Conference with National Inhalation Abuse Awareness Program on Capitol Hill;

Prior to his work at CSPA, Klein managed his own political consulting firm in St. Paul, Minnesota. His clients included Honeywell Defense Systems Group, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Metal Finishers Association, Midwest Circuit Association and Anoka County Chamber of Commerce

Klein received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota. He lives with his family in Virginia. He is married to Brigid and has two daughters Elizabeth and Emma.