Contact Us

APA Main Office Address:  7910 Woodmont Avenue
                                               Suite 1220
                                               Bethesda, MD  20814
                                               Phone:  (301) 907-8181
                                               Fax:      (301) 907-9148

Staff            

Julie L. Heckman - Executive Director, [email protected]
Ms. Julie L. Heckman is the Executive Director of the APA and is responsible for the overall operation of the association.  She directs the regulatory affairs of the APA and is the principal representative of the APA with the various agencies that interface with the fireworks industry.  She has considerable expertise in workplace safety, consumer products, and hazardous materials regulations and serves as the key spokesperson for the industry with press and media. 

Annelise Gillespie – Manager, Admin.  & Member Services, [email protected]
Ms. Annelise Gillespie is responsible for managing the APA office and for providing administrative, logistical, and communications support to the Executive Director to further the association’s strategic objectives.  Additionally, she is responsible for developing & managing member programs and services and assists with conference planning and works with the APA Membership and Convention committees.      

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