Plastics Industry Association Names Polis New VP of Communications

June 28, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is pleased to announce that Stephanie Strategos Polis has accepted the position of Vice President of Communications, effective immediately.  

As a member of the Senior team, Stephanie will lead all communication efforts on behalf of the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $395 billion U.S. plastics industry. 

Polis will lead the PLASTICS brand strategy, champion the priorities of the PLASTICS government relations team to enhance their direct lobbying and coalition efforts and serve as a strategic advisor to PLASTICS leadership on marketing, digital messaging and public affairs.  

“We must be a strong voice for the plastics industry, so I am thrilled to have Stephanie join our team. Her sophisticated approach to public affairs and communications as well as over two decades of executive communication, government relations and marketing experience will be a huge asset for the plastics industry,” said Matt Seaholm, President and CEO of PLASTICS.  “Stephanie’s seasoned institutional knowledge of Washington, impeccable abilities as a collaborative interconnector and enthusiasm for the great work being done by the people in our industry will help us to better tell the plastics story.” 

Stephanie Strategos Polis

Before joining the association, Stephanie was Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs for the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) where she worked to enhance the communications, public affairs and marketing on behalf of APCIA’s membership, representing approximately 70% of the property casualty insurance industry. Polis has worked on Capitol Hill on the House Budget Committee professional staff under then-Chairman Jim Nussle (IA), served as a Presidential Appointee in the role of Public Liaison to the Honorable Secretary Elaine L. Chao at the United States Department of Labor, and as the Director of Government Relations at the United States Chamber of Commerce. In addition to having served on executive teams at the state and federal levels of government, she has worked on the political, fundraising and grassroots teams for several successful state, Congressional and Presidential campaigns.  

“I am honored to be given this opportunity to lead communication efforts on behalf of the Plastics Industry Association, representing America’s eighth largest industry,” Polis shared. “The plastics industry is committed to sustainability like no other, provides nearly a million people in the United States with a place in which they are proud to be a team member and is firmly dedicated to investments in innovative technology. It will be an honor and a privilege to serve as a positive voice for the people of the plastics industry and promote the growth of PLASTICS under Matt Seaholm’s leadership.” 

Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS educational initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, and the largest plastic trade show in the Americas, NPE: The Plastics Show, visit or go to This Is PLASTICS.