NACS Names New Senior Director of Government Relations

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NACS Names New Senior Director of Government Relations

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) announced that Christopher Tampio has joined its staff as senior director of government relations.

Tampio, a veteran of the Washington, D.C. political environment, brings 12 years of lobbying experience to NACS to help represent the best interests of America’s convenience and petroleum retailing industry before the U.S. Congress, administration and federal agencies.

Tampio joins NACS from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), where he served four years as the director of employment policy in the Human Resources Policy Department. At NAM, he was responsible for labor and regulatory oversight and worked closely with NAM members and affiliate organizations to develop and advance pro-growth policy positions before Congress and the Bush Administration. He served as co-chair of the Small Business Fairness Coalition and represented NAM on the steering committees for the National Coalition on Ergonomics, FMLA and FLSA Reform Coalitions and served as staff director for the NAM Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Steering Committee.

Prior to NAM, he served as director of labor at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and represented members of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) on labor and small business issues.

“Chris’s lobbying experience, knowledge of federal labor laws and regulations and political expertise on behalf of Washington business associations brings an immediate asset to the NACS Government Relations team,” said NACS Senior Vice President of Government Relations Lyle Beckwith. “We are pleased to have on board to help strengthen our efforts and represent NACS retail members and the convenience and petroleum retailing industry on Capitol Hill.”