National Self Storage Association Names New Senior VP of Legal and Legislative Counsel

The national Self Storage Association (SSA) has hired Joseph L. Doherty as senior vice president of legal and legislative counsel. Doherty joins the SSA after four years with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, where he most recently was associate general counsel.

The national Self Storage Association (SSA) has hired Joseph L. Doherty as senior vice president of legal and legislative counsel. Doherty joins the SSA after four years with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, where he most recently was associate general counsel. In that role, he advised association staff and members on contracts, governance, intellectual property, legislation, litigation and risk management, according to a Jan. 22 e-mail newsletter to SSA members.

"Joe's addition is a natural enhancement to SSA's advocacy programs during a period when the industry's growth and success continues to draw scrutiny," said Timothy J. Dietz, SSA President and CEO. "Working with SSA general counsel Carlos Kaslow and our professional staff, Joe is uniquely suited to assist our members as we face the challenges ahead."

Doherty graduated as valedictorian of the Villanova University School of Law. He completed his undergraduate studies at Emory University in Atlanta. He and his wife, Christa, reside in the Mt. Vernon area of Fairfax County, Va., with their four children.

The SSA represents more than 22,000 U.S. self-storage facilities and approximately 9,100 international facilities, according to its website. It’s affiliated with several state and international self-storage associations and currently has 5,500 members.

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