Council of Chain Restaurants names new director

The National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR), a division of the National Retail Federation (NRF), has appointed Rob Green as its new executive director. A Capitol Hill veteran and long-time advocate for the restaurant industry, Green succeeds Jack Whipple, who retired earlier this year.

Green most recently served as vice president of Government and Political Affairs for NRF, where he focused on a number of key priorities including support for debit card “swipe fee” reform.

“With legislative and regulatory activity tied so closely to our economic recovery, chain restaurants need to be engaged as never before with industry stakeholders,” said Pat Sheehy, director, Government Relations, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., and NCCR Chairman. “Rob Green's respected background and strong relationships with leaders in the restaurant industry and the federal government will serve NCCR well as we work together to implement our strategic objectives.”

Green came to NRF from the National Restaurant Association (NRA), where he was vice president for Federal Relations, promoting the restaurant industry’s legislative and regulatory agenda in Washington.

Green also served as workforce policy coordinator for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, serving as the committee’s chief labor policy strategist responsible for managing policy, legislation and personnel. Green’s experience also includes a variety of senior positions on Capitol Hill including chief of staff to Representative Bill Goodling (R-PA).

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to once again represent such a vital and innovative industry,” said Green. “I look forward to working closely with the NCCR board to chart a course for the organization that will give the restaurant industry the association leadership that it truly deserves.”

For more than 40 years, the National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) has worked to advance sound public policy that best serves the interests of restaurant businesses and the millions of people they employ.


Topics: Operations Management, Policy / Legislation, Trade or Association

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