ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, today announced that Molly Pfaffenroth has joined its government relations department as a senior manager. In her role, Pfaffenroth will primarily manage the association’s tax portfolio and assist on healthcare, trade, and nutrition issues.
“Molly’s experience in the food policy arena makes her a great addition to the association’s team at such a crucial moment for the independent supermarket industry,” said Chris Jones, vice president of government relations and counsel. “With once-in-a-generation tax reform heading to conference, she will significantly expand our efforts to advocate for independent grocers as we urge Congress to send a final bill to the President’s desk as soon as possible.”
Pfaffenroth began her career as the sales and marketing manager at Lambertville, N.J.-based Fulper Family Farmstead. In 2014, she joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Communications and began working on federal public policy as a legislative affairs assistant with the International Dairy Foods Association in 2015. Most recently, she served as public policy manager for the National Association for Biomedical Research.
She received her undergraduate degree in animal science from Cornell University and a graduate degree in media and public affairs from George Washington University.
The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. An independent retailer is a privately owned or controlled food retail company operating a variety of formats. The independent grocery sector is accountable for close to one percent of the nation's overall economy and is responsible for generating $131 billion in sales, 944,000 jobs, $30 billion in wages, and $27 billion in taxes. NGA members include retail and wholesale grocers, state grocers associations, as well as manufacturers and service suppliers. For more information about NGA, visit www.nationalgrocers.org.
Source: The National Grocers Association (NGA)