RILA Grows State Government Affairs Team

Today the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) welcomed Patrick Brady as Senior Director, State Affairs & Advocacy. In this role, Brady will support the organization’s advocacy efforts before state and local governments, working collaboratively with member companies and our state retail association partners to advance the top priorities of leading retailers. He joins RILA from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

“RILA’s work at the state and local level on behalf of our members has always been an important component of our overall advocacy efforts. But this past year we saw just how vital it is to collaborate with policymakers in the states to ensure retailers’ voice is heard on key issues,” said RILA Executive Vice President, State Affairs & Communications Jason Brewer. “Patrick has rich experience with many of the policy areas top of mind for retailers today, many of which are being legislated locally. We’re excited to have him onboard and know our members will find great value in his expertise and support.”

Prior to joining RILA, Brady was a Director, Policy Engagement at the Society for Human Resource Management, managing their labor and employment, civil rights, and workforce development legislative portfolio. He is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago with a BA in Political Science and Minors in Economics and Criminal Justice.

His first day with RILA is today, February 1, 2021.

RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.

RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

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