The Board of Directors of the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) today named Stephen J. Caldeira President and CEO, effective mid-January 2017. Caldeira was most recently President and CEO of the International Franchise Association, where he grew revenue by over 70 percent, doubled funding for its political action committee, increased the organization’s media profile and vastly expanded its advocacy footprint at all levels of government.
CSPA’s current President and CEO Chris Cathcart is retiring after 17 years of successfully growing and expanding the association’s collaborative advocacy and educational outreach efforts. Under his leadership, the 101-year-old association was instrumental in advancing bipartisan federal chemicals management reform legislation that was signed into law this year after eight years of negotiations. Read more