The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today that Liz Hunger has joined the association as Director for State Government Affairs. In this role, Hunger will manage RILA's relationships with State Retail Association partners and facilitate communications with RILA member company executives with state government affairs as part of their portfolio.
Prior to joining RILA, Hunger served as the lead on state policy issues for the nation's largest trade association in the electronic physical security industry, the Security Industry Association.
In previous roles, Hunger provided technical assistance on various USAID-funded global public health projects as a Program Advisor for Futures Group Global and served as a staffer in the U.S. Senate.
Hunger earned a Master's degree in Public Policy from George Mason University and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Spanish Language from the University of Delaware.
"As we continue driving the retail industry's public policy agenda on both the state and federal level, Liz will ensure our members' are engaged and their interests well represented among stakeholders across the country," said Joe Rinzel, RILA's senior vice president for government affairs. "We are excited to welcome Liz to RILA and know that her talent and experience will provide added value to RILA members and the industry at-large."
Hunger officially joins RILA today, June 1.
RILA is the trade association of the world's largest and most innovative retail companies. 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.