ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Grocers Association here has presented its Association Leadership Award to Dan Shaul, president of the Missouri Grocers Association, for his dedication to and continued service on behalf of the grocery industry in the area of government relations.
According to Peter Larkin, NGA president and chief executive officer, "Dan's dedication to his members and his commitment to the continued success of the independent grocer has made a significant difference in his state. Dan has been instrumental in achieving several pro-business reforms in the areas of workers compensation, tax policy and e-WIC implementation. He has been a leader and is a model for getting his members to act and produce results."
The award was given to Shaul during NGA's annual "Day in Washington" conference, where executives meet with members of Congress and administration representatives to discuss issues of importance to the industry. This year's event was held in conjunction with Food Marketing Institute and Food Industry Association Executives.