WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 3, 2011 -- Shawn J. Swearingen has joined the Messenger Courier Association of America (MCAA) as Government Affairs Director. He brings extensive experience in government relations to the position at the country’s largest trade association in the same-day, last mile delivery industry. 

Previously, Swearingen was State Policy Manager for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA). Prior to ASCA he was a Legislative Associate for a leading issues management firm in Arlington, Virginia. 

A native of Oregon, Swearingen worked in a leadership office of the Oregon House of Representatives as a Legislative Assistant and Policy Analyst. During the 2008 election cycle he was a campaign manager for a targeted Oregon House District race near Portland. 

In his position with MCAA, Swearingen will work with the chair of the association’s Legislative Committee, John Benko, on national and local legislative issues affecting businesses in the same-day, last-mile delivery industry. He will support the association’s local chapters on state-level issues, advise members of the national organization on upcoming legislation that could impact their businesses and help draft legislation that will encourage the free flow of goods throughout the US and overseas.

Swearingen is a graduate of Oregon State University. He is active in Ducks Unlimited, world leader in wetland and waterfowl conservation.

He lives in Arlington, VA.

About MCAA
The Messenger Courier Association of America (MCAA) is the voice of the same-day, last-mile delivery industry. Its members keep the wheels of commerce rolling in North America. MCAA is the largest trade association in the same-day, last-mile delivery industry providing time-critical deliveries to both expediters and shippers. Since 1987, the MCAA has promoted and advanced the professionalism of the same-day delivery industry through education and advocacy. For more information see www.mcaa.com