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OIA hires Rich Harper

Published June 25, 2013

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — The Outdoor Industry Association has hired Rich Harper as trade policy adviser. Harper comes to OIA from the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, where he was the legislative assistant for trade, foreign policy and defense, advising the senator on all policy and legislative matters. Harper began his career as a legislative correspondent with Sen. Feinstein in 1998.

Harper will promote OIA’s trade and business policy goals, focusing on tariff reform, the U.S. OUTDOOR Act and international trade agreements, the organization said in a press release Tuesday.

Harper will work from OIA’s Washington, D.C., offices, which the organization established in 2012.

“We’re thrilled to have Rich on board,” said Kirk Bailey, OIA’s vice president for government affairs. “With his 15 years on Capitol Hill, he is well-suited to help the outdoor industry engage Congress and the administration to secure its trade and business policy objectives.”

Harper started with OIA on June 12. He can be reached at

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