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• John Dumais, President & CEO of the New Hampshire Grocers Association (NHGA) since 1974, has been presented with the National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) Association Leadership Award for his dedication and continued service as a true community focused state association executive. 

• The National Retail Federation (NRF) announced that Bill Thorne has been named the association’s Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs. He will join NRF on June 1 to oversee the organization’s industry and public affairs communications strategy.

Thorne currently serves as Senior Director, Community Affairs at Walmart.  
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