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: $2,051,317

Year - 2016
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Program service revenue
Investment income

Total expenses: $4,080,840

Year - 2016
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Legal fees
Compensation for non-officers/directors
Lobbying fees

Total assets: $3,892,355

Year - 2016
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Investments in publicly traded securities
Cash -- non-interest bearing
Savings and temporary cash investments

Total Liabilities: $1,502,914

Year - 2016
1st-yr growth
Year by Year
Deferred revenue
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
Other liabilities


Revenue: Amount ($)
Program service revenue 1,767,947
Royalties 207,947
Investment income 129,615
Total contributions 81,717
Miscellaneous revenue 36,585
Gaming income 0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds 0
Fundraising income 0
Income from sales of inventory 0
Net rental income 0
Sales of non-inventory assets -172,494
Total Revenue:


1-yr growth
Program service revenue
Investment income
Total contributions
Miscellaneous revenue


Expenses: Amount ($)
Legal fees 1,086,901
Compensation for non-officers/directors 655,729
Lobbying fees 401,211
Other fees 379,667
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc 376,360
Office expenses 251,577
Occupancy 182,054
Travel 113,414
Accounting fees 104,509
Conferences, conventions, meetings 88,307
Other employee benefits 82,735
Other expenses 71,230
Payroll taxes 62,101
Information technology 56,988
Depreciation, depletion, amortization 54,737
Advertising and promotion 48,539
Investment management fees 27,082
Insurance 18,939
Pension plan contributions 11,260
Grants to governments/orgs in the US 7,500
Grants to individuals in the US 0
Grants to orgs and individuals outside the US 0
Benefits paid to or for members 0
Compensation of disqualified persons 0
Management fees 0
Professional fundraising fees 0
Royalties 0
Travel/entertainment expenses to public officials 0
Interest expense 0
Payments to affiliates 0
Total Expenses:


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


Assets: Amount ($)
Investments in publicly traded securities 3,272,993
Cash -- non-interest bearing 333,350
Savings and temporary cash investments 127,563
Land, buildings, & equipment (net) 72,391
Other assets 59,364
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges 26,694
Inventories for sale or use 0
Investments in other securities 0
Accounts receivable 0
Receivables from officers, directors, etc. 0
Receivables from disqualified persons 0
Notes and loans receivables 0
Program-related investments 0
Intangible assets 0
Pledges and grants receivable 0
Total Assets:


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


Liabilities: Amount ($)
Deferred revenue 803,163
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 683,652
Other liabilities 16,099
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
Grants payable 0
Total Liabilities:


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

   Net Assets:

Net Assets: Amount ($)
Unrestricted net assets 2,389,441
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 
Chris Bailey Manager, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Government Relations ...X
Christine Yeo Manager, Programs Conventions/Meetings ...X
Connie Randolph Contact, Accounting Services and Office Manager Administration, Finance ...X
Corey Hilmas MD, PhD Senior Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Education, Government Relations, Regulatory Affairs ...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 Programs Membership ...X
John Modero Manager, Membership 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

H.R. 1175 Health Savings Act of 2017
H.R. 2 Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
H.R. 3529 WIC Improvement Act
S. 3042 Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
S. 403 Health Savings Act of 2017


Contractor Ascending
Service Category 
Reported Year Descending
Reported Compensation 
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

***Disclaimer: This information has been sourced from a combination of the IRS Forms 990, 5500, and the Federal Audit Clearinghouse is a Paid Subscription Service.  
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