RIA Appoints Advocate to Government Affairs Committee

October 30, 2019

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has appointed Ed Cross the official restoration contractor advocate representing RIA’s Advocacy and Government Affairs (AGA) committee.

In addition to Cross’s appointment, RIA’s board also approved the first AGA position on third-party administrator (TPA) changes to prevent inconsistencies between contractors, third-party administrators, and insurance carriers.

“I am excited to have Ed Cross in the role of restoration contractor advocate,” said Lee King, president of RIA’s board. “Ed is not only the most qualified individual for this position, but he also carries a deep passion for our craft.”

About RIA
The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is the oldest and largest trade association representing the restoration and reconstruction industry with over 1,100 member firms worldwide. RIA serves and represents the interests of its members by promoting the highest ethical standards; providing education, professional qualification and certification opportunities; positively influencing regulations and governmental actions; and advancing the safety, image, efficiency, and competitiveness of industry members. For more information, visit