Michael Power is the Senior Director of State Government Affairs in the Southern Region with the American Chemistry Council (ACC).  The Southern Region covers 13 states from Texas to Kentucky and down south to Florida. Since joining ACC in 2008, Michael has worked to advance ACC policy positions on industry issues in the areas of building codes, chemical management, environment, energy and infrastructure. Prior to joining ACC, Michael worked for the Georgia Beverage Association promoting the healthy and refreshing non-alcoholic beverage industry in Georgia.  There Michael focused on a variety of environmental, health and safety, and tax issues.