RILA names VP government affairs

ARLINGTON, Va. The Retail Industry Leaders Association has announced the addition of longtime Capitol Hill veteran Doug Thompson as VP government affairs.

Thompson has spent the last 21 years as an aide to congressman John Tanner, D-Tenn., serving as legislative director for the past 17 years.


“Doug’s tenure on Capitol Hill and his experience working on tough issues place him among the most experienced and talented legislative minds on or off Capitol Hill. We are thrilled to have him as part of the RILA team,” said RILA president Sandy Kennedy.


In his new capacity at RILA, Thompson will focus on such issues as financial services, privacy and judiciary issues, including organized retail crime, the organization reported.

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