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The National Grocers Association (NGA) has presented its Association Leadership Award to Brandon Scholz, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Grocers Association (WGA), in recognition of his contributions to the independent supermarket industry.
Prior to joining WGA, Scholz led a 15-year career on the local, state and national political levels, serving as the Chief of Staff to Congressman Scott Klug (R-WI-2), and other political appointments under Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson. Scholz recently served on the boards of directors of both the NGA and the Food Industry Association Executives.
Comments From Peter J. Larkin
"It's an honor to recognize Brandon for his outstanding leadership and resilient commitment to the independent grocery sector, not only in the state of Wisconsin, but for the industry as a whole," said Peter J. Larkin, president and CEO of NGA. "His participation and involvement in various educational and advocacy programs and industry events have raised the visibility of the independent grocer. He is held in the highest regard by the industry, his members, and elected officials throughout the state of Wisconsin."
The Arlington, Va.-based National Grocers Association is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry.