RILA names VP government relations

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Retail Industry Leaders Association announced that Christine Pollack has joined the association as VP government relations, focusing on healthcare policy and serving as one of RILA’s lead advocates on core retail industry priorities.

Pollack previously served as assistant director, congressional affairs for the American Medical Association (AMA). Prior to joining the AMA in 2007, Pollack served as legislative director for Congressman Clay Shaw (R-FL), overseeing heath care, tax and social security policy for the senior member of the Ways and Means Committee. Earlier in her career, Pollack served as a health insurance specialist with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and as senior legislative assistant for Congressman Jim Nussle (R-IA).

“We are thrilled to have Christine as part of the RILA team. Christine’s legislative skill and advocacy experience will add to our already strong government affairs team. Her deep understanding of health care policy will be a valuable asset as the retail industry works to address the challenges ahead,” said Katherine Lugar, EVP public affairs.