SACRAMENTO, CA (January 13, 2014) – The California Grocers Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Laura Peralta as Director, Local Government Relations, Southern California, effective immediately.
In this position, Peralta is responsible for CGA’s local government advocacy and outreach for the Southern California region. In addition, she will analyze ordinances, review regulatory proposals, draft advocacy plans, and communicate with elected officials, regulatory staff and member companies. She will also serve as CGA’s representative in Southern California on Association issues.
Her government relations experience ranges from local to federal. Her professional experience includes the Los Angeles City Council, U.S. Department of Labor, The White House and the U.S. House of Representatives. She has also worked for Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Bank of the West and most recently as a consultant for Dewey Square Group.
“Laura’s government relations experience at both the national and local level will be a real plus for the Association,” said Keri Askew Bailey, Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy, CGA. “Her experience both in the public and private sectors will be tremendous assets and will greatly assist strengthening our advocacy program in Southern California.”
Peralta replaces Sarah Paulson Sheehy who recently accepted a position with Mattel, Inc.
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