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NRA Promotes Flanagan To Oversee State And Local Affairs

The political and legislative advocacy team at the National Restaurant Association has gotten stronger. The association has promoted Brendan Flanagan to v.p.-state and local affairs, a new position in the association’s expanded political and state affairs department. Flanagan will lead the NRA’s engagement in public policy matters at the state and local level, working directly with state restaurant association executives and their staff members.

“Brendan has been an effective advocate for the National Restaurant Association, our state partners and our members for nearly a dozen years,” said Rob Gifford, exec. v.p. of the department.

Flanagan has spent nearly 20 years working on public policy issues for the restaurant industry at the local, state and federal level. For the past 11 years, he has worked in the NRA’s policy and government affairs department, most recently as a senior director of federal relations. Prior to joining the NRA in 2001, Flanagan was director of government relations for the International Franchise Association.

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