executive director of the Vapor Technology Association
Tony Abboud is the executive director of the Vapor Technology Association (VTA). He has been instrumental in founding, growing and leading this national trade organization, which advocates for the creation and implementation of rational science-based regulations that will enable a diverse and robust vapor industry to thrive in the U.S.
Abboud has extensive experience in law, public policy, government and politics. In his work as a state lobbyist, Abboud developed and implemented successful strategies for companies facing simultaneous multi-state legislative challenges in the vapor industry and in the tobacco industry.
Abboud is recognized as a leading voice for essential regulations and a balanced discussion of vapor products. He is a frequent speaker at national symposiums and has been extensively quoted in the media.
Abboud left the international law firm Greenberg Traurig in 2010 to found his own consulting firm, which focuses on companies and associations in heavily regulated industries, including the tobacco and vapor industries.
Abboud has a unique blend of grassroots organizing, political campaign, governmental service, private sector representation and legal experiences to draw on when crafting effective lobbying and communications strategies.