The National Restaurant Association has named Brendan Flanagan as vice president of State Restaurant Association Relations. In his new role, Flanagan will lead and manage enterprise-wide relations with the State Restaurant Associations, according to a news release. He previously oversaw the NRA’s state and local legislative affairs.
"Brendan’s extensive experience with NRA‘s state and local initiatives makes him the perfect fit to lead our State Restaurant Association Relations team," said Rob Gifford, EVP of Strategic Operations and Philanthropy, in the release. "His broad knowledge of the industry and strong ties with SRA leaders will help strengthen NRA and SRA outreach as we continue to advocate on behalf of the restaurant industry nationwide."
As VP of State Restaurant Association Relations, Flanagan will serve as the primary contact for all enterprise-wide interactions with SRAs; work closely with state restaurant association executives on statewide policy matters; and drive the integration and coordination of all NRA-SRA activities.
Flanagan holds a BA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland.