Kate acts as the Director of Government Affairs for Retail Alliance and the Virginia Retail Federation. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law. During law school, she studied abroad with the Mississippi School of Law's Cambridge University program in Cambridge, England. Kate obtained her BA in English from North Carolina State University where she was also a cum laude graduate.
Jodi has over 15 years experience in government affairs in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as on the federal level. Jodi has represented a wide array of clients in front of the General Assembly and the Executive Branch during her career, including spending the last several years specifically on retail issues.
Ray has a long history with the Retail Alliance, having joined the organization in 1984. Ray oversees Retail Alliance's association operations and business services functions. For the association, he directs legislative advocacy, membership growth and benefits, events and programs, the Loss Prevention Task Force and annual conference; and all board level meetings and committees.
Nancy is the President/CEO of Retail Merchants Association. Prior to her current role, Nancy was involved in retail for 27 years and held multiple management positions with This End Up Furniture; as the owner of Arcade on Grove; and as a partner with Turn Key Interiors.