NYLA Appoints Director of Government Relations and Advocacy

The New York Library Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Neppl, Esq. as Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, and General Counsel.  This newly created position is responsible for the development and delivery of ongoing advocacy and communications to elected officials and library advocates about the value of libraries to education, economic development and as centers of community.

A graduate of Albany Law School, Michael Neppl comes from the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where he has served as Assistant Attorney General and Director of Public Information and Correspondence since January 2011.  Prior to that, Mr. Neppl served as Counsel to Senator Eric Schneiderman, and was named to the 2011 “Rising Stars: 40 under 40” list by City & State.

“We are excited about the skills and experiences that Mike brings to the table and look forward to ever expanded success in working with the Governor's Office and Legislature to advance the priorities of the library community” commented NYLA Executive Director Jeremy Johannesen on the new hire.

Mr. Neppl begins on August 26 and will be available at advocate@nyla.org