Arlington, VA – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Crocker as Vice President and Executive Director for the NGA Research and Education Foundation (NGA Foundation).
“On behalf of NGA, we are thrilled to be expanding the NGA Foundation under the leadership of Elizabeth. She joins us during a very exciting time of growth for our organization and the foundation, said NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin. “With an impressive background in development, outreach, and non-profit work, Elizabeth will be a valuable asset to the foundation. We welcome Elizabeth to the team,” said NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin.
“The hiring of an executive director for the NGA Foundation is a part of NGA’s continued commitment to strengthen the independent supermarket industry through research, education, and training,” said Neal Berube, Chairman of the NGA Foundation Board of Directors.
Before joining the NGA Foundation, Crocker served as senior director of development and outreach for SHAPE America, where she led all corporate sponsorship, outreach, fundraising, partnerships, and business development for the organization. Prior to her role at SHAPE America, Crocker was the Executive Director of the Foundation for Rural Service, a national non-profit that serves as the philanthropic arm of NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association for nearly eight years. She has held staff positions in the U.S. Senate and federal agencies.
As executive director, Crocker will be responsible for developing the strategy and managing the day-to-day operations for the NGA Foundation.
The NGA Foundation provides independent retailers with tools to develop more effective recruiting programs, enhance retention efforts, and bolster professional and leadership development opportunities for employees.