National Ground Water Association(NGWA) CEO Kevin McCray has been named to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s federal Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC). McCray’s appointment is effective immediately and lasts through Aug. 18, 2016.

“Your work will strengthen our efforts under the ongoing Environmental Export Initiative, as well as the National Export Initiative,” said U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. “My team and I look forward to working with you to advance our common goals.”

The committee is responsible for the development of recommendations to improve the export competitiveness of environmental technologies. The ETTAC was established by Congress in 1994 under the Jobs Through Trade Expansion Act.

“There are vast markets for U.S. environmental technology products and expertise, and I am committed to maximizing such opportunities for members of NGWA and other trade associations,” McCray said. “Our country has been a leader in addressing many environmental challenges, and what we have learned and produced as a result is very marketable to the world.”

NGWA is a nonprofit that supports responsible development, management and use of water resources. It’s comprised of groundwaterprofessionals ranging from contractors to equipment manufacturers to scientists and engineers. For more information, visit