The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association has promoted Alex Baloga to VP of external affairs. He will continue to lead government relations at local, state and federal levels as well as lead PFMA’s legislative, pharmacy and WIC committees.
Baloga joined PFMA in 2013 as director of government relations. During his tenure, Baloga created the Food Industry Leadership Awards to honor lawmakers who have supported the food industry. He also has worked to develop partnerships with other associations, like the Pennsylvania Distributors Association and formed coalitions to improve legislative successes.
“Alex has developed an excellent rapport with lawmakers, regulatory officials and other business associations,” said David McCorkle, PFMA president and CEO. “Pennsylvania’s food industry has strong and effective representation at the capitol.”