Leader of Government Relations and Policy, LIXIL International (NY)
Troy Benavidez is the Leader of Government Relations and Policy for LIXIL International where he works with global leaders on public policy issues related to water, sanitation, and hygiene.
LIXIL is a maker of pioneering water products and home to iconic brands American Standard and GROHE. In the Americas region, Benavidez has spearheaded LIXIL’s efforts to support state and federal policies on water efficiency, quality, and access. He has also concentrated his efforts to address the gap in the skilled labor force, specifically plumbers, by leading initiatives to support plumbing education, outreach, and diversity. Troy represents LIXIL in policy matters with industry trade, not for profit, and academic organizations and is co-chairman of the Plumbing Manufacturing International Government Relations and Advocacy Committee.
Benavidez has a wealth of experience in corporate public affairs and communication strategy development. In his career, he served in various corporate and global public affairs roles for the pharmaceutical industry at Pfizer and AstraZeneca. Previously, he held a variety of positions within state and federal government with staff roles in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S Senate.
Benavidez holds an MBA from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science in political science and economics from Colorado College.