Pine to Manage RISE Grassroots Issues

Stacey Pine has been retained by RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) to develop and manage a grassroots program for the specialty pesticide and fertilizer industries. Pine is the newest member of D.C. Legislative and Regulatory Services in Washington, D.C.

"Stacey brings expertise and experience advocating for business and building strong local and state coalitions to tackle issues," said RISE President Allen James. "We're pleased to have her on our team and covering a growing area of issue focus."

"We're seeing a significant increase in localities attempting to 're-regulate' pesticides already thoroughly regulated by federal and state agencies. Not only are such efforts unnecessary, they restrict consumer and professional applicator choices for products proven to be safe and effective.

“Our new grassroots program will focus on preventing and challenging local attempts to restrict product choice," added James.

In the newly created position of grassroots manager, Pine will manage industry issues at the municipality level—in cities and towns across the country. She will work closely with key RISE allies at the national, state and local level to ensure that specialty pest management and fertilizer products used by professionals and homeowners remain available for purchase and use.

Pine was most recently vice president of government affairs for the Cumberland County Business Council, a North Carolina consortium of the Fayetteville Area Chamber of Commerce and other local business development organizations. She has an extensive background in grassroots coalition building and local problem solving related to a range of issues including planning, appropriations, transportation, tax, small business and environmental issues.

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