October 31, 2022

Jordan Heiliczer Joins the National Restaurant Association as Labor & Workforce Policy Director

Washington, D.C. - The National Restaurant Association today announced Jordan Heiliczer has joined the Public Policy team as Labor & Workforce policy director. In this role, Heiliczer will spearhead the Association’s efforts to protect the restaurant business model, rebuild the workforce, and drive innovative training and workforce initiatives.

“As the Labor & Workforce policy director, Jordan will be responsible for shaping and advocating for policies restaurants and their employees need to thrive in communities across the country,” said Aaron Frazier, vice president of Public Policy for the Association. “We couldn’t be happier, or luckier, to have someone with Jordan’s extensive experience developing policy in the hospitality sector joining our team—she will be an invaluable resource in advancing the Association’s policy priorities.”

Prior to joining the association, Heiliczer worked as the senior director of Government and Political Affairs at the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) where she led federal efforts supporting small business advocacy, workforce relations, and COVID-19 response.

Heiliczer is a Chicago native who graduated from the University of Maryland, earning a degree in Government & Politics. Her first job was running the front of the house at a restaurant/caterer and has been passionate about supporting the growth of the restaurant industry ever since.

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.