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ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Paige Anderson joined NACS, the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing, today as its new director of government relations. She has extensive experience on Capitol Hill, and brings particular expertise in the areas of energy policy and cyber-security.
Anderson most recently served as deputy chief of staff and legislative director for Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack. At NACS, she will represent the industry on a variety of issues, but will leverage her experience by focusing primarily on motor fuels and payment card data security issues.
"Paige brings a wealth of legislative experience to our Government Relations team that will greatly expand our effectiveness on Capitol Hill and enhance our abilities to represent out membership on the core issues of fuels and data security," said NACS' Senior Vice President of Government Relations Lyle Beckwith. "We are excited to have her join our team."
Previously, Anderson also served as legislative director for Congressman Paul Brown, legislative director for Congressman Darrell Issa, senior legislative assistant for Congressman Brian Bilbray, senior legislative assistant for Congressman Ken Calvert and staff assistant for Congressman Al McCandless. In addition, she served as manager of government affairs and business services for TXU Inc. (now known as TXU Energy), the largest provider of electricity in Texas.
Anderson earned a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from the University of Illinois and a master's degree in national security studies from California State University, San Bernardino.
NACS has 2,200 retail and 1,600 supplier member companies that do business in nearly 50 countries.