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Working Lunch: A conversation with Women’s Foodservice Forum president and CEO Therese Gearhart

Plus, a look ahead to Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses as Democrats begin the process of finding a nominee

This week, the Align Public Strategies team is live at the Black Box Global Best Practices conference meeting with restaurant industry colleagues. They talk to Therese Gearhart, the new president and CEO of the Women’s Foodservice Forum, about her new role and plans for the organization going forward. The team also catches up with Jason Straczewski, the vice president of government relations and political affairs for the National Retail Federation. He talks about 2020 and the organization’s priorities for the year.

The team also looks ahead to Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses and discusses what’s likely to happen there and how it will affect the process going forward. The podcast wraps up with the legislative scorecard.

Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News or Restaurant Hospitality.

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