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James A. McGreevy, III Joins the American Beverage Association as Vice President for State and Local Affairs
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Susan K. Neely, chief executive officer and president of the American Beverage Association (ABA), today announced the appointment of James A. McGreevy, III, as vice president for state and local affairs for the association.
“Jim’s extensive government relations, political and organizational experience will be a tremendous asset to the association. We are fortunate to add him to our hardworking governmental affairs staff,” Neely said.
From 1999 to 2005, McGreevy was an associate with Larkin Hoffman Law Firm in Minnesota. In that position, he represented client interests before the Minnesota Legislature and administrative agencies. Immediately prior to that position, he served as Assistant to the Senate Majority Leader for the Minnesota State Senate, where he was a policy aide to then Majority Leader Roger D. Moe.
McGreevy also served as a lead advance person for the 2004 Kerry-Edwards Presidential campaign, deputy finance director for the 1998 Humphrey for Governor campaign, finance director for the DFL Senate Caucus campaign and Northeast Pennsylvania field director for the 1992 Clinton-Gore Presidential campaign.
McGreevy received a B.A. from Seton Hall University and a J.D. from University of Bridgeport School of Law. He also was a Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute in 2003-2004.As vice president of state and local affairs for ABA , McGreevy will be responsible for representing the interests of ABA members before state legislatures and regulatory bodies. The non-alcoholic beverage industry employs more than 211,000 people and produces annual U.S. sales in excess of $88 billion. It manufactures a variety of beverage choices, including bottled water, juice, juice drinks, sports drinks, regular soft drinks, zero- to mid-calorie soft drinks, teas and dairy-based beverages.
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The American Beverage Association is the trade association representing the broad spectrum of companies that manufacture and distribute non-alcoholic beverages in the United States. For more information on ABA, please visit the association’s Web site at www.ameribev.org or call the ABA media relations team at (202) 463-6770.