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• The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) announced that Christopher Tampio, formerly of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), has joined its staff as senior director of government relations.

• The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today announced that Caroline Silveira will join its staff as the new director of state affairs for the western region of the United States. Most recently, Silveira was the legislative director for California State Senator Jeff Denham, the current chair of the California Senate Agriculture Committee.
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