Greg Ferrara, IOM

Executive Vice President

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Greg Ferrara is the Executive Vice President of the National Grocers Association based in Arlington, VA.  He is responsible for overseeing NGA’s advocacy and lobbying efforts, public relations, industry relations and retail and wholesale membership.  He is NGA’s chief lobbyist, responsible for representing the Association and its members before Members of Congress, Federal Agencies, and the Executive Branch on a wide-variety of issues while also overseeing the NGA’s political and grassroots affairs, including the NGA Grocers PAC.  Greg is also responsible for working closely with and maintaining an excellent relationship between NGA and its state trade association partners. 

Having first joined NGA in November 2005, Greg brings a wealth of experience in the grocery industry having managed his family’s century-old supermarket in New Orleans before the store was ultimately destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.  Greg has also worked as a corporate project manager for Associated Grocers in Baton Rouge, LA.  Greg holds a BA in Political Science from Loyola University New Orleans and is a fellow of the prestigious Institute of Politics at Loyola University.  He is a graduate of the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management and is a graduate of the NGA Executive Leadership Program at Cornell University. Greg is an Eagle Scout and is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys camping and cooking.  Greg and his wife Nicole are the proud parents of two children, Matthew and Katelyn.