The National Restaurant Association has announced that Liz Garner has joined the policy and government affairs team as director of Commerce and Entrepreneurship.

In this position, she will help advance the NRA's tax and profitability priorities, working with member companies, policymakers and other stakeholders as an advocate for the restaurant industry, the nation's second-largest private sector employer with nearly 13 million workers nationwide.

Additionally, she will play a key role in the association's advocacy for new payment systems that would improve data security measures for consumers and protections for restaurants.

"Liz's strong credentials within the retail community are of tremendous value to the association's policy agenda, particularly our ongoing efforts to enhance the recently enacted debit card swipe fee reforms and increase the transparency of credit card fees for merchants and consumers," said Scott DeFife, executive vice president of Policy and Government Affairs for the NRA.

Garner previously served as director of Government Relations for the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) representing the supermarket industry. In that role, she helped coordinated legislative efforts of the Merchants Payments Coalition (MPC), a group of more than 20 national retail trade associations, including the NRA, representing millions of card-accepting merchants. She will continue in this position in her new role at the NRA.

Garner holds a bachelor of arts degree from Vanderbilt University and a master of arts degree in Government from Johns Hopkins University.

Read more about operations management.

Related Content

User Comments – Give us your opinion!
Products & Services

Thr!ve Point-of-Sale

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6811.png

6811/Thr-ve-Point-of-Sale

Group Purchasing Services

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6403.png

6403/Group-Purchasing-Services

Self Serve iPad Ordering

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/5605.png

5605/Self-Serve-iPad-Ordering

PCI Compliance Managed Network Services

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4123.png

4123/PCI-Compliance-Managed-Network-Services

Distribution RFP’s & RFQ’s

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6411.png

6411/Distribution-RFP-s-RFQ-s

Restaurant technology news, trends & best practices

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/5079.png

5079/Restaurant-technology-news-trends-best-practices

Mobile Ordering

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/5933.png

5933/Mobile-Ordering

Free Menu Board Media Player Promotion

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6675.png

6675/Free-Menu-Board-Media-Player-Promotion

PeopleMatter SCHEDULE™

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4628.png

4628/PeopleMatter-SCHEDULE

Get more from your restaurant POS with online videos and tutorials

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/1294.png

1294/Get-more-from-your-restaurant-POS-with-online-videos-and-tutorials

Request Information From Suppliers
Save time looking for suppliers. Complete this form to submit a Request for Information to our entire network of partners.