The National Association of Conven- ience Stores (NACS), Alexandria, Va., appointed Kathy Shanahan to the newly created position of vice president of customer relations. Dan Mulvaney was named director of political affairs. He will be responsible for the association's NACSPAC program, and will be involved in all aspects of NACS' political affairs efforts. Kelly Schimmel was promoted to marketing research coordinator. Michael Urgo joined the staff as production and traffic manager. Michael Mason was appointed to manager of news and media relations. Amy Ashley Burke was promoted to meetings and registration manager.

The Food Marketing Institute appointed Susan M. J. Mirvis to vice president, communications. n