The National Grocers Association said Monday it has hired Maggie Lyons as director of government relations.
She will manage legislative and regulatory efforts related to federal policies that impact the independent supermarket channel, and 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.
NGA said Lyons most recently was deputy chief of staff for Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, 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.
"I am pleased to welcome Maggie to the NGA team,” said Peter J. Larkin, president and CEO, NGA. “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, 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."
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