Celia directs legal and regulatory issues for the association. In this capacity, she closely monitors a variety of federal agencies – tracking regulations, guidance, enforcement actions, reports, speeches, collection activities, and relevant news. She then provides member companies with timely and important information relating to legal and regulatory developments. Celia works with member companies to draft AFSA’s responses to proposed regulations, studies, and collection activities. She also coordinates AFSA’s regulatory and legal efforts with other trade associations.
On the legal side, Celia manages AFSA’s amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief efforts in district, state, and federal courts. Additionally, Celia assists with AFSA’s Law Committee. Before joining AFSA in 2006, Celia worked in the Development Office at the Pontifical North American College, America’s seminary in Rome. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from The Catholic University of America.