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Laura Chadwick

Program Director, Membership Engagement Team
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National Restaurant Association

Laura Chadwick serves the National Restaurant Association as a Program Director for Membership Engagement on technology, commerce and data security topics.  Chadwick is responsible for directing the IT, Tax & Finance and Internal Audit Executive Study Groups and the Association’s annual Restaurant Innovation Summit and Tech Tour events.  Previously, Chadwick was a federal lobbyist with the Association’s Government Affairs department, where she focused on payments, data security and intellectual property issues.  She led of all aspects of a winning public affairs campaign to stop the repeal of debit card interchange fee protections (the “Durbin Amendment”) by Congress, a top tier priority for the National Restaurant Association in 2017. 

Chadwick spent seven years working on Capitol Hill and the campaign trail for members of Congress and five as a federal lobbyist for the Consumer Technology Association.  She graduated from Washington & Lee University with a Bachelor’s in Politics and holds a Masters of Public Administration from American University. 

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