National Policy Association
The National Policy Association "was founded in 1934 by distinguished business and labor leaders who believed that the private sector should actively participate in the formulation of public policy. Since its foundation, NPA's goal has been to seek common ground on effective and innovative strategies that address a range of cutting-edge issues of vital significance to the security and prosperity of America." 
The organization is now defunct, with its website last active in December 2003. The groups last annual return was filed with the Internal Revenue Service for the 2003 calendar year. The group's last return revealed the organization's parlous financial position, with total revenue - including from asset sales - of just over $152,000 while expenditure that year ran at over $491,000. With its assets sold and reserve depleted, the group folded. In May 2003, the Board voted to dissolve the group, effective as of December 31, 2003.
2002 Gold Medal Award Dinner
"The Gold Medal Award, NPA's highest honor, is given each year to outstanding Americans who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in promoting a more productive and just society. Honorees exemplify NPA's commitment to business/labor partnerships and to multisectoral efforts to better serve the nation and society.
The honorees for this year are James A. Baker, III, Senior Partner, Baker & Botts, LLP; R. Thomas Buffenbarger, International President, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM); and Richard J. Schmeelk, Chairman, CAI Advisors & Co., and a former Chair of NPA's Board of Trustees. The awards will be presented at the Gold Medal Award Dinner, which will take place at The Westin Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, November 5, 2002." 
"NPA gratefully acknowledges the following organizations, corporations, unions, foundations, and individuals for their generous financial and programmatic support. 
$50,000 and Above
- Hushang Ansary, Citibank,N.A., Exxon Mobil Corporation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, ULLICO Inc., U.S. Agency for International Development, Verizon Communications, Inc.
$15,000 - $49,000
- Boeing Company, Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company, CAI Managers & Co., Communications Workers of America, Emerging Markets Partnership, Ford Motor Company, IBM Endowment for the Business of Government, Lucent Technologies, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, Pharmacia Corporation, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Priscilla and Richard J. Schmeelk Foundation, Qureshi Family Foundation, Herbert J. Siegel, United Nations Foundation, 3M, Xerox Corporation
$3,500 - $14,999
- AFL-CIO, Alcoa Foundation, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, American Federation of Teachers, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Arthur Anderson, Bethlehem Steel Foundation, Beverly Enterprises, Bombardier Transportation, Building and Construction, Trade s Department AFL-CIO, Frank Carlucci and Marcia Carlucci, Cargill, Incorporated, Daimler Chrysler Corporation,Deere & Company, Dow AgroSciences, Ethan Allen Inc., The Farm Foundation, Scott Fetzer, The Financial Times, William B. Fulmer, General Electric Corporation, General Motors Corporation, Goldman Sachs Group, Health Care Financing Administration, Highgate Properties Inc., Hills & Company, Ingersoll-Rand Company, Inter-American Dialogue, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Laborers' International Union of North America, Marsh Canada, Ltd., MBNA America, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Morgenthaler Ventures, National Education Association, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Newmont Mining Corporation, New York Life, PaineWebber Inc., James R. Painter, Pfizer, Pitney Bowes, Power Corporation of Canada, Proctor & Gamble Manufacturing Company, Susan and Quaiton and Anthony Quainton, Seafarers International Union, SBC Communications, Retirement Research Foundation, Sheet Metal Workers International Union, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, Standard Technology, Transport Workers Union of America, Transtar, UNITE, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, United Food and Commercial, Workers International Union, United Steelworkers of America, Wachovia Securities, Weyerhaeuser Company, Writers Guild of America, East
Staff (in 2002)
- Anthony C.E. Quainton - President and CEO
- James A. Auerbach - Senior Vice President
- Stephen Crawford - Vice President and Treasurer
- Susan A. Aaronson - Senior Fellow for International Programs
- Kaylin A. Bailey - International Program Associate
- Robert B. Warner - Project Director
- James Reeves - Research Associate
- Amanda Fulmer - Junior Research Associate
- Joan Anderson - Meeting Planner
- Martha Lee Benz - Editor
- Cheryl Hodges - Assistant to Senior Vice President and Vice President
Trustees (in 2002) 
- Barbara J. Easterling - Acting Chair - Secretary-Treasurer, Communication Workers of America
- Anthony C.E. Quainton - President and CEO
- David A. Baker, Vice President, Government and Environmental Affairs, Newmont Mining Corporation
- J.P. Bolduc, Chairman and CEO, JPB Enterprises, Inc.
- Frank C. Carlucci, Chairman, The Carlyle Group
- Raymond M. Cesca, President and CEO, GAEA
- Lynn M. Daft, Executive Vice President, PROMAR International, Inc.
- Thomas R. Donahue, Senior Fellow, Work in America Institute
- Mark R. Drabenstott, Vice President and Director, The Center for the Study of Rural America, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
- John T. Dunlop, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
- William D. Eberle, Chairman, The Manchester Group
- Sandra Feldman, President, American Federation of Teachers
- Robert A. Georgine, Chairman, President and CEO, ULLICO Inc.
- Sherman J. Glass, Jr., General Manager, Corporate Planning, ExxonMobil Corporation
- Dale E. Hathaway, Director and Senior Fellow, National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy
- Roderick M. Hills, Chairman, Hills Enterprises, Ltd.
- Harold R. Hiser, Jr., Executive Vice President-Finance (Retired), Schering-Plough Corporation
- L. Oakley Johnson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, American International Group, Inc.
- L. Craig Johnstone, Chairman, Center for Corporate Citizenship, US Chamber of Commerce
- M. Farooq Kathwari, Chairman, President, and CEO, Ethan Allen, Inc.
- Dean Kleckner, Former President, American Farm Bureau Federation
- Thomas Kochan, Sloan School of Management, MIT
- Peter F. Krogh, Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of International Affairs, Georgetown University
- Roger M. Kubarych, Senior Economic Advisor, HVB Americas, Inc.
- Malcolm R. Lovell, Jr., Executive-in-Residence, School of Business and Public Administration, The George Washington University
- Alan S. MacDonald, Vice Chairman, Citibank, N.A
- Edward E. Madden, Vice Chairman, Fidelity Investments
- Jay Mazur, President, UNITE!
- Robert B. McKersie, Sloan Fellow Professor of Management, MIT
- Milton D. Morris, President, Creative Futures International
- Hector J. Motroni, Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Staff Officer, Xerox Corporation
- Rudolph A. Oswald, Economist in Resident, AFL-CIO George Meany Center for Labor Studies
- Moeen A. Qureshi, Chairman, Emerging Markets Partnership
- Bonnie E. Raquet, Corporate Vice President, Public Affairs, Cargill, Inc.
- Peter G. Restler, Partner, CAI Advisors & Co.
- Richard J. Schmeelk, Chairman, CAI Advisors & Co.
- Jack Sheinkman, Vice-Chairman of the Board, Amalgamated Bank of New York
- Brian E. Stern, President, Xerox technology Enterprises, Xerox Corporation
- John J. Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO
- Thomas J. Tauke, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and External Affairs, Verizon Communications, Inc.
- Alexander B. Trowbridge, President, Trowbridge Partners, Inc.
- Clifton R. Wharton, Jr., Former Chairman and CEO, TIAA-CREF
- Charles McC. Mathias, Former U.S Senator
Former Contact Details
1424 16th Street, Suite 700,
Washington, District of Columbia, 20036
Resources and articles
Related SourceWatch articles
- National Policy Association, Idealist, accessed March 3, 2008.
- "National Policy Association", website, December 9, 2003. This is a copy of the website archived in the Internet Archive.
- National Policy Association, 2003 Annual Return", page 1.
- National Policy Association, 2003 Annual Return", page page 18 and 13.
- 2002 Gold Medal Award Dinner, National Policy Association (Catched Page 2003), accessed March 3, 2008.
- Internet Archive, National Policy Association (Cached Page 2003), accessed March 3, 2008.
- Staff, National Policy Association (cached Page 2002), accessed March 3, 2008.
- Trustees, National Policy Association (cached Page 2002), accessed March 3, 2008.