NEMA, the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, recently announced that Charles S. Konigsberg will join the NEMA/MITA team as chief, strategy and policy. Konigsberg is a 30-year budget and policy veteran whose bipartisan experience will bolster the NEMA leadership team with a public policy focus. He has served in senior level positions in the U.S. Senate and White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He was general counsel and chief health counsel at the Senate Finance Committee under Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), a staff attorney at the Senate Budget Committee for Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM), the assistant director of OMB in the Clinton White House, and director of Congressional and inter-government affairs at the Corporation for National and Community Service in President George W. Bush’s administration.

Konigsberg will enhance NEMA's efforts with Congress, agencies, and regulators to promote partnerships that further energy efficiency, smart grid, high-performance buildings, and medical imaging.

"If we can get the right information to decision makers, they will make the right decisions to promote these important projects,” said NEMA president and CEO Evan R. Gaddis. "Chuck is coming onboard to further NEMA's effort in getting accurate information into their hands. Because the benefits of these projects speak for themselves, I strongly believe that decision makers will support these efforts for their advantages in the areas of economics, jobs, efficiency, health, and safety."