Director of Government Affairs
National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA)
Kevin McKenney serves as the Director of Government Affairs for the National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA). McKenney is a registered lobbyist responsible for advancing the policy objectives of the NLBMDA in the federal legislative and regulatory arena.
McKenney’s advocacy expertise was evident when he led a campaign to defeat harmful window warranty legislation in Connecticut that secured a veto from Governor Malloy, one of only four bills to be vetoed that year. NLBMDA and NRLA actively opposed the window warranty legislation in Connecticut. In addition, he successfully worked with the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) office in 2018 to remove several Chinese products used in the building industry from a list subject to a 25% tariff.
Over the course of his career, McKenney has developed and strengthened critical relationships not only with congressional offices but also at federal agencies such as OSHA and EPA, which is critical to NLBMDA. NLBMDA is truly fortunate to be able to add someone with Kevin’s experience to the team and with a proven record in both the legislative and regulatory arena.
Prior to joining NLBMDA, Kevin worked in government affairs for the Self-Insurance Institute of America and as a legislative staffer in the U.S. Senate. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Central Connecticut State University, where he was an ROTC cadet and enlisted in the Connecticut Army National Guard.