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RILA taps Capitol Hill veteran to lead government affairs


The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has named Even Armstrong as VP of government affairs, effective Aug. 1.

Armstrong will lead advocacy efforts related to workforce and employment issues before Congress and federal agencies, including the Department of Labor (DOL), the EEOC and NLRB.

Armstrong brings years of experience on Capitol Hill to the new job. For the past two years, he served as legislative counsel to Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), where he advised on all issues related to workforce policies (Rep. Walberg serves as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.)

Previously, Armstrong spent three years as general counsel and legislative assistant for Rep. Michael Coffman (R-CO).

“Evan brings valuable insight and experience to this position,” said Jennifer Safavian, executive VP for government affairs. “His robust knowledge of workforce issues that are a priority for the retail industry and the political process on Capitol Hill, will make him an outstanding advocate for RILA members and we are excited to have him on the team.”
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