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• The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced that Annette Guarisco will join the association as Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, effective October 1. She joins the association following more than 11 years as a senior executive at General Motors, most recently serving as Executive Director of Global Public Policy. Earlier in her career, Guarisco served as Counsel to Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole (R-KS) and Trent Lott (R-MS).

Guarisco replaces Katherine Lugar, who left RILA earlier this year to become President and CEO of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.
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