The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) is pleased to announce that Ligia Duarte Botelho will be joining the organization on July 11, 2022, as Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs. Ligia comes to HCPA from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., a chemical law and science legal practice, where she provided clients with technical guidance related to global legislation, regulations, and policies that impact business transactions.

As the Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Ligia will be responsible for regulatory activities affecting member company products at the federal and state levels, especially related to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). She will also serve as the Division Staff Executive for HCPA’s Antimicrobial Products Division.

“Ligia’s regulatory expertise, especially related to chemical issues, will strengthen the association’s regulatory engagement,” said Dr. Steve Bennett, Executive Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, HCPA. “Additionally, her experience working with consortia and communicating on behalf of diverse stakeholders will be valuable to HCPA and our member companies.”

“I’m very excited to join the HCPA team and work with so many respected companies on science and chemicals issues in a new capacity,” said Duarte. “The regulatory landscape continues to grow more complex, and I look forward to helping companies navigate these issues in order to provide consumers with safe and effective products.”

Earlier in her career, Ligia was an International Consultant at the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Education and a Manager for the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science at the American Academy of Nursing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master of Arts in Public Policy from King’s College London.

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