In his role as president and CEO, Ferrara is responsible for working closely with NGA’s board of directors to develop and implement a strategic vision that advances the association’s efforts and public policy positions in support of the independent supermarket industry.
Prior to being appointed president and CEO, Ferrara served as NGA’s executive vice president and chief lobbyist, responsible for representing the association and its members before Congress, federal agencies and the executive branch on a wide-variety of issues while also overseeing the NGA’s political and grassroots affairs, including the NGA Grocers political action committee. In addition, he had responsibility for NGA’s communications, marketing and membership departments. Ferrara was also responsible for working closely with and maintaining an excellent relationship between NGA and its national and state trade association partners.
Having first joined NGA in November 2005, Ferrara brings a wealth of experience in the grocery industry having managed his family’s century-old supermarket in New Orleans before the store was ultimately destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.
Ferrara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Loyola University-New Orleans and is a fellow of the prestigious Institute of Politics at Loyola University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management and the NGA Executive Leadership Program at Cornell University. He is an Eagle Scout and is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys camping and cooking.
The 2020 race for the White House is well underway, shaping much of the debate that’s currently taking place in Washington, D.C. As head of the national trade association that is the voice of retail and wholesale companies, Greg Ferrara has a unique view of the national conversation that relates to our industry and works to develop and implement a strategic vision that advances NGA’s efforts and public policy positions in support of the independent supermarket industry.
From taxes to transportation or the most recent political showdown, participants will hear the latest on the flurry of activity in the nation’s capital and how these policy decisions will impact the food industry, as well as get an update on what’s at stake for the 2020 elections.