Jessica Franken, INDA’s Director of Government Affairs, has more than a decade of professional government relations/public policy experience. It includes several positions on Capitol Hill and many years of work with industry association clients including INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, as well as groups representing recycled textiles, pharmaceutical printing and healthcare packaging industries.

Franken has acted as a primary policy liaison/advocate between clients and state, federal and international officials on a diverse array of issues.  They include the environment, consumer product safety, international trade, tax, healthcare, homeland security, chemicals, manufacturing, and labor/workplace policy. 

She currently represents INDA as an appointed advisor to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Textiles and Apparel (ITAC-13), is an active member in a number of textile industry and general business coalitions and is a frequent speaker on governmental issues of interest to her clients.