For Immediate Release: January 3, 2019
Beusse has been with Georgia Retailers since 2017 and has led its lobbying and grassroots initiatives, helping to re-establish the organization as THE voice of retailing in Georgia
ATLANTA, GA – The Georgia Retailers (GR), the state’s premier trade association representing retailers for over 50 years, announces the promotion of Thomas Beusse to the position of Executive Director. Buesse will lead the organization’s strategic initiatives and lobbying efforts going forward. The promotion is effective January 1, 2019. “Thomas has been integral to the success of the Georgia Retailers, including expanding our membership, influence and impact throughout the state, and we’re excited about what the future holds for our members and our industry,” said Georgia Retailers Board Chair Heather Kennedy. “This promotion ensures that the retail industry in Georgia will continue to have a powerful voice.” Thomas has been with the Georgia Retailers since August of 2017 when he joined as Director of Government Affairs. His prior positions included State Government Affairs Manager as well as Political Mobilization Manager for the Southern Region for the American Chemistry Council (ACC). He’s also served for Congressman Tom Price and worked for a lobbying firm. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
ABOUT THE GEORGIA RETAIL ASSOCATION
Since 1961, the Georgia Retail Association has been working on behalf of the retail community to unite and pursue the common goal of creating the best environment for retailing in Georgia. Retail supports 1 out of 4 jobs in the state and is directly and indirectly responsible for 78% of Georgia's gross domestic product. The Georgia Retail Association is a division of the Florida Retail Federation.