Aric Newhouse is the senior vice president of policy and government relations at the National Association of Manufacturers. In addition to serving as the NAM’s lead government relations staff member, he is responsible for the development and implementation of the NAM’s broad policy agenda.
Mr. Newhouse joined the NAM in 2007 after more than 11 years of service on Capitol Hill. He began his career with Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH) and then worked with Rep. Michael G. Oxley (R-OH) as a legislative correspondent and legislative assistant. He joined the staff of Sen. George V. Voinovich (R-OH) in 1999, where he worked for eight years as a legislative assistant, then as the legislative director and, finally, as chief of staff. As chief of staff, Mr. Newhouse was responsible for all personnel, management, political, press and policy matters.
In recent years, Mr. Newhouse has received significant recognition for his leadership and influence in the lobbying world. He was chosen as CEO Update’s “Top Lobbyist” in 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017 as well as by The Hill newspaper in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. CEO Update also selected Mr. Newhouse as “Association Lobbyist of the Year” in 2016.
Mr. Newhouse graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a bachelor of arts in political science and a bachelor of science in secondary social studies education. He also holds a master’s degree in international affairs from The George Washington University and an MMBA certificate in business administration from Miami University.