National Restaurant Association (NRA) Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy, Cicely Simpson was honored today as a 2017 Leading Association Lobbyist by Association TRENDS.

Simpson has led Government Affairs and Policy for the Association since 2015, navigating the wide array of policy issues affecting all aspects of the restaurant industry.  Her team is charged with advancing and protecting the industry and building industry influence and impact.

“Cicely has been an invaluable leader at the National Restaurant Association. This recognition by industry colleagues is well deserved for her tireless efforts on behalf of all of our members,” says Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. “Her leadership on policy efforts has helped guide the National Restaurant Association to new heights as an industry leader.”

Simpson was honored at the 38th TRENDS 2017 Salute to Association Excellence luncheon on Thursday, February 23rd at the Capital Hilton in Washington, where they honored the brightest stars of the association community and their commitment to excellence. Honorees include: Association Executive of the Year, Association Partner of the year, Young & Aspiring Association Executives, and All Media Contest Winners.

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