Monroe will report directly to Lee Culpepper, senior vice president of government affairs and public policy.
"We constantly emphasize to our members the important role they play in being advocates for the National Restaurant Association's pro-employee/pro-employer public policy agenda that impacts the livelihoods of the 12.2 million people who work at 900,000 restaurant-and-foodservice outlets throughout the nation," Steven C. Anderson, president and ceo, said. "Ned is an outstanding addition to our Government Affairs and Public Policy team, particularly with his extensive knowledge and experience of politics and policy in the nation's capital. He will be instrumental in enhancing our political outreach efforts and promoting political activism among our members and the overall restaurant-and-foodservice industry."
Before joining the NRA, Monroe served as director of political affairs for the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), where he was responsible for a $1.8 million federal political action committee. Prior to ABC, his extensive political resume has included serving as political director and deputy campaign manager for the re-election campaign for U.S. Senator John Warner (R-VA); campaign manager for Sandra Mortham for Secretary of State of Florida; executive director for the Republican Party of Florida; deputy regional political director for the Republican National Committee; and Virginia campaign manager for George H.W. Bush for President.
Monroe, a native of Newport News, VA, is a graduate of The College of William and Mary, where he received his B.A. in government. He is also an active member of the American Society of Association Executives and recently elected as vice president of the National Association of Business Political Action Committees. Monroe resides in Alexandria, VA, with his six-year old son, Harry.