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The National Grocers Association (NGA) has hired Chris Jones as senior manager of government relations, in which he will oversee a portfolio of items including banking, tax, data security and judiciary issues.
"The additional resources and skills Chris brings to our team will strengthen NGA's ability to further public policy priorities on behalf of our members and the entire independent grocery industry," said Greg Ferrara, NGA VP of public affairs.
Jones most recently served as senior legislative assistant for Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1), where he was responsible for the congressman's legislative endeavors on the House Agriculture Committee in addition to covering other issues such as tax, finance and transportation.
The NGA is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. NGA members include retail and wholesale grocers, state grocers associations, as well as manufacturers and service suppliers.