Eric Bontrager leads communications outreach for NPCA's government affairs, clean air, energy, transportation, and veterans campaigns.

Eric Bontrager joined NPCA in 2015 as Senior Media Relations Manager. A former reporter, he covered environmental policy in D.C. for several years before shifting to strategic communications, doing stints with nonprofits, on campaigns and Capitol Hill. He earned his B.S. in News and Editorial Journalism from the University of Colorado and his Master’s in Government from Johns Hopkins University. Eric lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Kate, where they spend most of their free time hanging with friends and family while taking the rare spare moment to watch their fighting Nationals, scuba dive, and try to improve their homemade pizza.