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NGA Bolsters Government Relations Department

Jan 27, 2014

Arlington, VA:  The National Grocers Association (NGA) announced today the addition of Maggie Lyons as its director of government relations.

Lyons will manage legislative and regulatory efforts related to federal policies that impact the independent supermarket channel. She will work alongside the NGA Government Relations team to develop and execute a government affairs strategy, as well as organize outreach for federal regulators and policymakers. 

"I am pleased to welcome Maggie to the NGA team.  Her experience working in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives will be a great addition to our government relations program.  NGA's member companies count on us to be their voice in Washington, DC and that is a commitment that we take very seriously. Maggie's addition to our team ensures NGA remains a strong advocate for our members and the independent grocery channel," said Peter J. Larkin, President and CEO, NGA. 

"Our members and the industry continue to face an ever increasing litany of regulatory and legislative burdens on their businesses. Maggie brings additional resources to our team as NGA steps up its advocating efforts on behalf of our members each and every day so that they can focus on what they do best; serving their customers and their local communities," said Greg Ferrara, Vice President Public Affairs, NGA. 

Lyons comes to NGA from Capitol Hill, where she most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff for a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee. Prior to her time spent working in the U.S. House, Lyons worked for a Washington-based think tank, and served on the staff of a U.S. Senator. Lyons is a graduate of Elon University, with a Bachelor's degree in Corporate Communications. 

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