Ed Desmond

Presenter, 2014 - Toy Design

Since 2008, Ed Desmond has served as Executive Vice President, External Affairs at TIA.  Ed founded and oversees TIA’s Washington, D.C. office, and has built an effective program that addresses key issues impacting the toy industry: product safety; environmental sustainability; chemical regulation, international trade, marketing to children, and others.  Ed’s department manages state, federal and international governmental outreach, collaborates on related communications and media programs, and interacts with various external audiences of importance to the toy industry.  Previously, Ed served in senior government affairs positions for several large multi-national corporations and began his career as an attorney for a U.S. Congressman.