RILA taps Thompson to head government affairs
The Retail Industry Leaders Association appointed Doug Thompson to vice president of government affairs, effective Nov. 1.
Thompson spent the past 21 years as an aide to Rep. John Tanner, D-Tenn., where he served as legislative director for 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,' said RILA President Sandy Kennedy, in a statement.
At RILA, Thompson will focus on issues including financial services and privacy as well as judiciary issues, including organized retail crime.