SOFOFA is private trade association established October 7, 1883. Ever since it has steadfastly championed free enterprise, private property, market freedom, freedom of pricing and contracting, and foreign trade.
Based on these key principles, SOFOFA lobbies Government and Congress on policy issues concerning the higher interests of the country at large, and by extension, of concern to industry.
SOFOFA is headed by a Board of Governors representing all members. The Board, which meets once a month, sets policy, appoints the Chairman, and nominates individuals to the Steering and Executive Committees, which implement Board resolutions.
The Steering Committee consists of the SOFOFA Chairman, two Vice-presidents, and a Secretary General. The Chairman, who represents SOFOFA, is elected to a two-year term of office and may be reelected to a further two-year term.