The National Grocers Association (N.G.A) has hired two staffers to enhance member services. Kate Brundage has joined the Arlington, Va.-based trade organization representing independent grocers and their wholesalers as its board liaison and executive assistant to the president, while Kristen Comley has been promoted to the position of administrative and special events coordinator.
“These positions are designed to provide greater support to the N.G.A. board and enhance event planning and coordination for our members,” said N.G.A. President and CEO Peter Larkin.
In her new role, Brundage will serve as liaison to the N.G.A. board and manage all administrative support functions for the board and president. She joins the association from the McLean, Va.-based Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), and will will report directly to Larkin.
Comley will support special events planning and execution that supports N.G.A. members, including the management of the organization’s department of research and education and the Women Grocers of America (WGA). She’ll also help coordinate N.G.A. special projects and provide support for office management, human resources and other administrative functions. Comley will report to EVP and COO Charlie Bray.