ARLINGTON, Va. — Food Marketing Institute on Thursday said it has appointed Erik Lieberman as regulatory counsel. He will represent FMI and its members by advocating for reasonable regulations across numerous federal agencies.
He will also develop materials to help retailers and wholesalers comply with regulations and advise members on federal rules related to food safety.
“Erik brings a broad range of regulatory expertise to FMI,” said Leslie G. Sarasin, FMI president and chief executive officer. “His familiarity with the supermarket industry and its priorities makes him a valuable addition to our team.”
Lieberman joins FMI from the U.S. House Committee on Small Business, where he served counsel to the majority on issues ranging from regulatory relief to antitrust, food safety, data security and transportation. Lieberman was director of government affairs at the National Grocers Association from 2004 to 2007. Prior to that, he served as a legislative assistant to former Sen. Bob Graham of Florida.