June 03, 2021

Brennan Duckett Joins National Restaurant Association

Washington, D.C. – The National Restaurant Association today announced that Brennan Duckett has joined the Public Affairs team as Technology & Innovation policy director. In this role, he will handle policy issues related to electronic payments systems, data security and privacy, gift and prepaid cards, intellectual property and trademark issues, music licensing, and ADA reform.

“Brennan is a highly collaborative, seasoned government affairs professional with a keen understanding of the legislative, regulatory, and political processes,” said Shannon Meade, vice president of Public Policy and Legal Advocacy for the Association. “We are excited to put his experience to work developing comprehensive regulatory and legislative strategies and tactics that advance the Association’s mission and public policy agenda.”

Prior to moving to the Association, Duckett was director of Government Affairs at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) where he led federal and state advocacy efforts on data privacy. During his seven-year tenure, he also facilitated the growth of the 21st Century retail workforce by connecting member companies to new generations of talent and tech startups to shape the future of the industry.

Duckett holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Denison University, and in his spare time plays guitar and sings in a psych rock band, Coral Benders, based out of Washington, D.C.

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About the National Restaurant Association

Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 15.5 million employees. Together with 52 State Associations, we are a network of professional organizations dedicated to serving every restaurant through advocacy, education, and food safety. We sponsor the industry's largest trade show (National Restaurant Association Show); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF's ProStart). For more information, visit Restaurant.org and find @WeRRestaurants on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.