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HARDI Announces Addition of Todd Titus, Director, State and Public Affairs

Todd Titus, HARDI Director, State and Public Affairs

Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International is pleased to announce Todd Titus will be joining the association as Director, State and Public Affairs.

Titus will be the first at the association to serve in a full-time role dedicated to helping HARDI and its members advance policy at the state level. State Government Affairs is an increasingly complicated effort, with every state following different legislative schedules and varying degrees of regulatory autonomy that affect products sold by HARDI members. Tracking and mitigating the changes to the industry posed by state action is necessary to the success of HARDI’s total policy engagement approach.

Titus joined HARDI from the largest trade association in the United States, and as the government affairs director in his previous role, he advocated to protect association interests and coordinated all association activities in the legislative, governmental, and political spaces. Now, as HARDI’s new Director of State and Public Affairs, Titus will apply his experience to HVACR-related issues to protect the interests of HARDI membership.

Titus’ day-to-day will involve monitoring legislative and regulatory changes across all 50 states to inform and educate HARDI membership. Along with informing membership of key issues, Titus will spearhead grassroots initiatives, advocate before elected officials, and network in person with relevant stakeholders to ensure the success of HARDI’s policy engagement approach.

This new addition to HARDI’s Government Affairs team stands to impact members’ understanding of current political issues in significant ways. Current examples of applicable policy changes affecting the HVACR industry are Congress-directed rebate programs for electrification and energy efficiency and regulated PFAS. Both issues require a deeper understanding and context for how their impact affects the distribution channel. Titus will be the eyes, ears, and distributor of key information to membership to drive state-level initiatives.

For the original press release, go HERE.

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