Minnesota Grocers Association Hires New Government Affairs Director

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Mike Karbo is the newest member of the government affairs team at the Minnesota Grocers Association. Karbo has extensive background in government relations and political strategy with comprehensive knowledge of the Minnesota Legislature.

Karbo most recently served as a committee administrator in the Minnesota State Senate. As administrator and political adviser to the chair of the Environment and Natural Resources, he was responsible for shaping the committee’s policy agenda and managing the administrative issues. Prior to his work as a committee administrator for the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Karbo served as a legislative assistant for Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria).

Karbo is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history. He is from Eden Prairie, Minn.

The Minnesota Grocers Association is a state trade association representing the food retail industry since 1897. It has more than 200 retail members with nearly 1,100 stores statewide, as well as approximately 100 distributors and manufacturers. Its member companies employ more than 125,000 union and non-union Minnesotans.



About The Author

A former newspaper editor and publisher who has handled digital duties for The Shelby Report since 2011. She once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.