Per Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations, a corporate member company of ABC must first provide ABC PAC with prior authorization before any individual in its restricted class can contribute or be solicited.
Political action committees (PACs) of corporate trade associations like ABC (which has corporate members, not individual members) must first receive permission from a member company's ABC primary contact prior to accepting or soliciting a PAC contribution. Only an individual (or immediate family members) in the "restricted class" of an ABC member company whose company has given prior authorization is eligible to contribute to ABC PAC.
The "restricted class" of a member company is defined as "the company's executive and administrative personnel or their families." Executive and administrative personnel are paid on a salary and have policy-making, managerial, professional, or supervisory responsibilities.