Speakers

Matt Seaholm Vice President, Government Affairs, Plastics Industry Association

Matt Seaholm is the Vice President of Government Affairs where he oversees the association’s legislative or regulatory activities.

Prior to becoming the Vice President of Government Affairs, Matt served as Executive Director for the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance, a special working group of the Plastics Industry Association made up of companies committed to policies that promote and protect the plastic retail bag industry. Matt led their advocacy efforts to promote sustainable use and prevent the regulation and taxation of the industry’s products.

Before joining ARPBA, Matt was Vice President of Public Affairs at Edelman, having helped clients navigate federal, state and local policy fights. He has an extensive background in issue advocacy, government affairs, and grassroots organization. He is also a veteran campaign manager with experience running campaigns on the legislative, congressional, statewide, and national levels. Matt is a native of Wisconsin and proud alum of the University of Wisconsin.  

Thu 22 October
09:55 am
Environmental Action Policy 09:55 am - 10:40 am
01:25 pm
Rigid Plastic Packaging Group 01:25 pm - 03:40 pm
03:05 pm
Government Affairs

Both state and federal legislatures have the power to negatively impact the rigid plastics industry. This session will provide a detailed summary of the crucial legislative and regulatory issues facing the rigid plastics industry in 2020, as well as what is expected in 2021.

Matt Seaholm Vice President, Government Affairs, Plastics Industry Association
Flexible Film and Bag Division 01:25 pm - 03:50 pm
02:00 pm
Government Affairs

Both state and federal legislatures have the power to negatively impact the flexible plastics industry. This session will provide a detailed summary of the crucial legislative and regulatory issues facing the flexible plastics industry in 2020, as well as what is expected in 2021.

Matt Seaholm Vice President, Government Affairs, Plastics Industry Association