Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

National Restaurant Association Expands Policy Shop National Restaurant Association Expands Policy Shop

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation



National Restaurant Association Expands Policy Shop

The National Restaurant Association is expanding its policy and government affairs shop to include all of its communications and research teams.

Executive vice president of policy and government affairs Scott DeFife is in charge of a doubled staff of 40. Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of research and knowledge for NRA, and Sue Hensley, senior vice president of public affairs and communications, will both continue in their roles.

"This integration will ensure we are even stronger in our mission to promote pro-restaurant policy and regulations, elect a pro-restaurant Congress, have the financial support to win restaurant-related policy battles across the nation, and engage all segments of the industry in our efforts," said NRA President and CEO Dawn Sweeney said in a statement.

The National Restaurant Association spent nearly $1.6 million on lobbying thus far in 2012, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

Don't Miss Today's Top Stories


Rick, Executive Director for Policy

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."

Richard, VP of Government Affairs

Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "

Michael, Executive Director

Sign up form for the newsletter