The National Association of Convenience Stores has named Alex Baloga, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association, to its legislative committee, to serve for the new term.
NACS is a global trade association focused on supporting and advancing convenience and fuel retailers. The association supports 1,500 retail and 1,600 supplier members in more than 50 countries. The NACS Legislative Committee offers subject-specific guidance to the NACS Board of Directors and staff, which enhances the value to its members.
“It’s an honor to be asked to serve on committee for an organization that holds such a high reputation,” Baloga said. “The PA Food Merchants Association represents hundreds of conveniences stores in the state and values the support NACS provides to our members.”
Baloga became PFMA president and CEO in 2017. After joining PFMA in 2013 as director of government relations, he was promoted to director of government and public relations in 2014 and to vice president of external relations in 2015.
He serves on the classification and ratings committee for the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau. He is a board member on the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund. In 2021, he joined the Food Industry Association Executives Board of Directors as well as the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association Board of Directors. In addition, he represents PFMA members on the Pennsylvania Lottery Sales Advisory Council.
Baloga previously served as deputy finance director for Robert P. Casey’s re-election campaign for U.S. senator, where he directed the fundraising activities in central Pennsylvania. He has extensive contacts from his experience as an associate lobbyist for Greenlee Partners LLC, a government relations firm with offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
He worked in U.S. Sen. Bob Casey’s government office as a regional field manager, serving as the senator’s liaison to government, community and constituent groups in central Pennsylvania; monitoring local issues and developments and representing Casey at civic meetings and community events.
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