BOWIE, Md. (Nov. 14, 2005) — Becky MacDicken, director of government affairs with the Tire Industry Association (TIA), is leaving the group Dec. 2 after 5 1/2 years.
Ms. MacDicken is moving to Harrisburg, Pa., to take over the business community outreach function of the newly created Office of Financial Education within the Pennsylvania Department of Banking.
Joining the old Tire Association of North America in May 2000, Ms. MacDicken spearheaded the organization's efforts to revive its government relations efforts after a period of dormancy, and stayed on after the group merged with the International Tire & Rubber Association to become TIA.
Her pre-TIA jobs included director of legislative affairs with the National Roofing Contractors Association and press secretary for the House Committee on Small Business.