Elizabeth Crocker will fill the new position of VP and executive director of the NGA Research and Education Foundation, which provides independent retailers with tools to develop more effective recruiting programs, enhance retention efforts and bolster professional development opportunities for employees.
Crocker has served as senior director of development and outreach for SHAPE America. Prior to that she 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. 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.
“On behalf of NGA, we are thrilled to be expanding the NGA Foundation under the leadership of Elizabeth,” said NGA president and CEO Peter J. Larkin, in a statement. “She joins us during a very exciting time of growth for our organization and the foundation. With an impressive background in development, outreach, and non-profit work, Elizabeth will be a valuable asset to the foundation.”