The National Grocers Association (NGA) has promoted Laura Strange to the role of VP, industry relations, communications and marketing. Previously. Strange was senior director of industry relations, communications and marketing. and in her new position, she will continue to oversee those departments. Strange will also be responsible for developing and implementing NGA’s strategy on a range of industry relations initiatives.
“Laura has been a key member of the NGA team since she joined our organization over three and half years ago," said NGA President/CEO Peter Larkin. "She has built our communications department into a well-oiled, sophisticated operation that is proactive, and works every day to advance the good work of NGA and to tell the great story of our independent supermarket members.” Larkin also noted Strange's efforts to drive member and non-member engagement.
Before joining Arlington, Va.-based NGA, Strange was communications director for Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and worked in the governmental affairs department of Yahoo!