Greg Ferrara ’02 (political science) has been named Executive Vice President of Advocacy, Public Relations, and Member Services for the National Grocers Association. He will continue in his role overseeing the government relations and communications and marketing departments, in addition to the member services department. Ferrera, who joined NGA in 2005, brings a wealth of experience in the grocery industry, having managed the operations for his family’s century-old supermarket in New Orleans before the store was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. He also has worked as a corporate project manager for Associated Grocers in Baton Rouge, La. Ferrara was recognized in 2015 as one of Association TRENDS Leading Lobbyists and is a fellow of the prestigious Institute of Politics at Loyola University.