Educational Session

Government Affairs Update –Federal, State and Local Government Activities and their Impact on Your Business

Tuesday, 11/7, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Don’t miss this must-attend session, which will discuss many of the issues impacting your business on a daily basis. Attendees will gain an insight and understanding of these issues, which include small business regulatory relief, federal tax reform measures including the border adjustment tax, efforts to privatize rest areas on interstate highways, state and local sweetened beverage taxes, restrictions on items sold in vending on state government property, food labeling issues, micro market regulations and issues directly related to bottled water at every level of government.


Eric Dell

Eric Dell
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, NAMA

Eric Dell serves as the Senior Vice President for Government Affairs for the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA). Dell previously served as Chief of Staff and Counsel to Congressman Joe Wilson for nine years. At NAMA, Dell leads a government affairs division which includes four office locations: Arlington, VA; Atlanta, GA; Pasadena, CA; and Chicago, IL and six staff members. Dell has also previously served as Vice President of The Keelen Group, a lobbying firm in Washington, DC. Dell’s career has focused on political, government and legal service.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from The University of South Carolina, a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), with a finance concentration, at the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business.

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