Natural Products Association

Natural Products Association

Absorbed the American Dietary Retailers Association in 1969, became the National Nutritional Foods Association in 1970 and assumed its present name in 2007. Natural Products Association's mission is to advocate for the rights of consumers to have access to products that will maintain and improve their health, and for the rights of retailers and suppliers to sell these products. Members are natural, nutritional, and dietary food retailers, distributors and producers. Membership: $49 (Retailer); $525-41,200 (Supplier-Voting).

Organization Type:
National Trade or Professional Association
Tax Exempt Status:
Business, Food And Beverage Industry, Natural Resources, Nutrition, Retail/Wholesale, Dietary Foods, Food Industry, Small Business, Wholesalers
Year Founded:
440 First St. NW
Suite 520 Washington, DC 20001
Toll Free:
1,900 members and 10000 retailers, manufacturers and distributors, etc
Certification Programs:

Financial Snapshot


Total revenues: $2,545,248

Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Program service revenue
Investment income

Total expenses: $3,059,141

Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Compensation for non-officers/directors
Lobbying fees
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc

Total assets: $3,873,973

Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Investments in publicly traded securities
Cash -- non-interest bearing
Land, buildings, & equipment (net)

Total Liabilities: $1,873,916

Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Deferred revenue
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
Other liabilities


Revenue: Amount ($)
Program service revenue 2,027,848
Royalties 185,179
Investment income 139,076
Sales of non-inventory assets 132,873
Total contributions 44,423
Miscellaneous revenue 15,849
Gaming income 0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds 0
Fundraising income 0
Income from sales of inventory 0
Net rental income 0
Total Revenue:


1-yr growth
Program service revenue
Investment income
Sales of non-inventory assets
Total contributions
Miscellaneous revenue


Expenses: Amount ($)
Compensation for non-officers/directors 649,471
Lobbying fees 561,370
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc 363,272
Other fees 348,829
Occupancy 267,338
Travel 159,966
Office expenses 133,333
Conferences, conventions, meetings 105,026
Accounting fees 88,773
Other employee benefits 71,989
Other expenses 68,042
Payroll taxes 62,342
Depreciation, depletion, amortization 47,348
Information technology 47,195
Advertising and promotion 31,715
Investment management fees 29,357
Pension plan contributions 10,435
Insurance 9,631
Legal fees 3,709
Professional fundraising fees 0
Management fees 0
Royalties 0
Interest expense 0
Payments to affiliates 0
Travel/entertainment expenses to public officials 0
Compensation of disqualified persons 0
Grants to governments/orgs in the US 0
Grants to individuals in the US 0
Grants to orgs and individuals outside the US 0
Benefits paid to or for members 0
Total Expenses:


1-yr growth
Compensation for non-officers/directors
Lobbying fees
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc
Other fees
Office expenses
Conferences, conventions, meetings
Accounting fees
Other employee benefits


Assets: Amount ($)
Investments in publicly traded securities 3,489,965
Cash -- non-interest bearing 139,283
Land, buildings, & equipment (net) 132,688
Other assets 59,364
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges 44,982
Savings and temporary cash investments 7,691
Receivables from officers, directors, etc. 0
Receivables from disqualified persons 0
Notes and loans receivables 0
Program-related investments 0
Intangible assets 0
Inventories for sale or use 0
Investments in other securities 0
Pledges and grants receivable 0
Accounts receivable 0
Total Assets:


1-yr growth
Investments in publicly traded securities
Cash -- non-interest bearing
Land, buildings, & equipment (net)
Other assets
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges
Savings and temporary cash investments


Liabilities: Amount ($)
Deferred revenue 1,088,624
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 689,758
Other liabilities 95,534
Grants payable 0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities 0
Escrow or custodial account liability 0
Loans and other payables to officers, directors, etc. 0
Secured mortgages and notes payabl 0
Unsecured mortgages and notes payable 0
Total Liabilities:


1-yr growth
Deferred revenue
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
Other liabilities

   Net Assets:

Net Assets: Amount ($)
Unrestricted net assets 2,000,057
Temporarily restricted net assets 0
Permanently restricted net assets 0
Total Net Assets:


1-yr growth
Unrestricted net assets

Key Staff

Name Ascending
Add Prospect 
Christine Yeo Program Coordinator, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Conventions/Meetings, Regulatory Affairs, Research ...X
Daniel Fabricant PhD President and Chief Executive Officer Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director ...X
Emil Mahler Secretary Administration, Board Member ...X
Felix Kang Manager, Membership Database Computer/Information Technology, Membership ...X
John Venardos Vice Chair Board Member ...X
Joy Akins Vice President, Staff and Operations Education, Human Resources, Operations ...X
Ken Strick Treasurer Board Member, Finance ...X
Mark LeDoux Chair Chairman of the Board ...X


Year Descending
Facility Amenities 
  This organization has no meetings information available.


Federal FocusmonthlyYes...X
Natural Products Association Natural News UpdateweeklyYes...X
Natural Products Association Nowbi-monthlyNo...X
NPA Fact of the WeekweeklyNo...X
Science MattersmonthlyYes...X

Recent Lobbying Spending

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

2018 Q4: $136,500
2018 Q3: $113,000
2018 Q2: $85,000
2018 Q1: $115,000
2017: $199,000

PAC Details

Name: Natural Products Association Political Action Committee

FEC ID: C00297739

Last updated: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

PAC Contributions



 Republicans  Democrat

Outside Representation

Firm Name Ascending
Reg/ Term 
Fidelis Government Relations LLCTermination 12/31/2018 ...X
Mayer Brown, LLPTermination 04/29/2016 ...X
Parry and Romani Associates, Inc.Registration 06/01/2018 ...X
Rampy Northrup LLCRegistration 09/01/2016 ...X
Sidley Austin LLPTermination 09/30/2015 ...X
The Keelen Group LLCRegistration 01/01/2014 ...X
Upstream Consulting LLCRegistration 06/06/2016 ...X
Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc.Termination 12/17/2017 ...X
Walker, Martin & Hatch LLCTermination 09/30/2017 ...X

Legislative Issue Focus

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

Active Legislation

This organization has no active legislation data available.


Contractor Ascending
Service Category 
Reported Year Descending
Reported Compensation 
Parry and Romani Associates, Inc. Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2019 $30,000 ...X
Rampy Northrup LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2019 $100,000 ...X
The Keelen Group LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2019 $30,000 ...X
Upstream Consulting LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2019 $45,000 ...X
Fidelis Government Relations LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2018 $72,000 ...X
Parry and Romani Associates, Inc. Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2018 $70,000 ...X
Rampy Northrup LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2018 $200,000 ...X
The Keelen Group LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2018 $40,000 ...X
Upstream Consulting LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2018 $67,500 ...X
Fidelis Government Relations LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2017 $78,000 ...X
Rampy Northrup LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2017 $200,000 ...X
The Keelen Group LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2017 $40,000 ...X
Upstream Consulting LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2017 $60,000 ...X
Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2017 $90,000 ...X
Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2017 $40,000 ...X
Fidelis Government Relations LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2016 $96,000 ...X
HDMK Consulting Services2016 $140,774 ...X
Mayer Brown, LLP Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2016 $28,000 ...X
Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC Legal Services2016 $180,452 ...X
Rampy Northrup LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2016 $70,000 ...X
SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP Consulting Services2016 $124,000 ...X
Tate and Tryon Accounting Services2016 $110,793 ...X
The Keelen Group LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2016 $40,000 ...X
Upstream Consulting LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2016 $35,000 ...X
Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2016 $90,000 ...X
Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2016 $60,000 ...X
HDMK Public Relations2015 $101,471 ...X
Mayer Brown, LLP Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2015 $50,000 ...X
Porzio Bromberg & Neeewman Legal Services2015 $124,938 ...X
Sidley Austin LLP Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2015 - ...X
The Keelen Group LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2015 $40,000 ...X
Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2015 $90,000 ...X
Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2015 $80,000 ...X
Sidley Austin LLP Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2014 $80,000 ...X
The Keelen Group LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2014 $30,000 ...X
Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2014 $90,000 ...X
Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2014 $80,000 ...X
Sidley Austin LLP Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2013 $100,000 ...X
Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2013 $100,000 ...X
Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2013 $90,000 ...X
Sidley Austin LLP Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2012 $70,000 ...X
Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2012 $90,000 ...X
Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2012 $78,800 ...X
Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2011 $60,000 ...X
Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2011 $57,600 ...X
Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2010 - ...X
Walker, Martin & Hatch LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2010 - ...X
Capitol Associates, Inc. Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal  - ...X
Maloney & Knox, PLLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal  - ...X

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