National Retail Federation Appoints Two Execs To Government Relations Positions

Screen Shot 2014-07-11 at 1.50.48 PMThe National Retail Federation (NRF) has appointed Paul G. Martino as Vice President and Senior Policy Counsel, and promoted Beth Provenzano to Vice President of Federal Government Relations.

Previously, Martino served as Partner and Co-Chair of the Privacy and Data Security practice at law firm Alston & Bird LLP. In addition to working as a consultant for the NRF, Martino served as majority counsel to the Senate Commerce Committee, and acted as a principal advisor on privacy and e-Commerce to Senator John McCain who is Chairman of the Committee.

Provenzano has been employed at the NRF since 2011, spearheading reform efforts on patent litigation and swipe fees. Prior to her time at NRF, Provenzano served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate.


“As public policy and regulation advance in the technology and privacy realm, NRF is primed and ready for the challenge,” said Matthew Shay, President and CEO of NRF. “Beth’s promotion and Paul’s hiring send a strong signal that retail is a technologically driven and innovative industry, and that NRF is the voice of this consumer-driven industry.”

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