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Ned Monroe NAMA’s new Sr. CP government affairs

Former VP political affairs brings more than 20 years experience to NAMA


June 12, 2009
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June 12, 2009  – Ned Monroe, CAE, has been named Sr. vice-president, Government Affairs, for the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA).

June 12, 2009 – Ned Monroe, CAE, has been named Sr. vice-president, Government Affairs, for the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) NAMA Executive vice-president Dan Mathews, NCE, announced today.  Ned follows Tom McMahon, NCE who retired from the association earlier this year after a 35-year long career with NAMA.

In making the announcement Mathews said, “I am pleased to announce that Ned Monroe, CAE has joined the NAMA staff to assume the position of Sr. vice-president, Government Affairs.  In his position, Ned will maintain offices in Herndon, VA and the NAMA headquarters in Chicago where he will be responsible for overseeing all facets of NAMA's Government Affairs operations including developing and implementing NAMA's legislative strategy and representation of our members' legislative interests.  He has an exceptional track record, and we are delighted to be working with him.”

As part of his responsibilities Ned will direct national efforts to develop, implement and manage programs provided through NAMA and regional offices to various state councils and the industry at large.  Ned will also actively coordinate NAMA's legislation lobbying Activities and PAC fundraising efforts. 

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Before joining NAMA, Ned served as vice-president, Political Affairs for the National Restaurant Association where he was responsible for all aspects of the association’s federal political action committee, grassroots activities and Public Affairs Conference.  He also served as Director of Political Affairs for the Associated Builders and Contractors, and brings to NAMA more than 20 years of service in government affairs, association management and state and federal lobbying.

When asked about his new role working with NAMA, Monroe said, "I'm looking forward to working with a great industry. My background in food, nutrition and tax issues will be a great complement for our members and coalition partners.  When elected officials select options that impact our industry, and when our issues are percolating up, we should have a seat at the table.   Our members have great stories to tell, and I'm optimistic about opportunities to promote and protect our small business around the nation."

Ned also sits as a Director on the Boards of the ASAE Government Relations Council and the ASAE PAC.  He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and holds a BS degree in Government Affairs.  A native of Newport News, Virginia, Ned and his son, Harry Lee, live in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Concluded Mathews, “The combination of Ned’s work in government affairs and his work on many of the same issues that face our members will deliver a tremendously valuable benefit for our members.  We are excited to be working with him, and hope everyone will join us in welcoming him to NAMA.”

NAMA is the national trade association of the food and refreshment vending, coffee service and foodservice management industries including on-site, commissary, catering, & mobile. Its membership is comprised of service companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to operating service companies.  The basic mission of the association, to collectively advance and promote the automatic merchandising and coffee service industries, still guides NAMA today as it did in 1936, the year of the organization’s founding.


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