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Troy Flanagan named International Franchise Association government relations director.



The International Franchise Association has named Troy Flanagan to be its director of government relations. He assumed his new duties for the association May 15.

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, Flanagan was the director of government relations at ConAgra Foods ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America's largest packaged foods companies. ConAgra's products are available in supermarkets, as well as restaurants and food service establishments. Its headquarters are located in Omaha, Nebraska.  and represented the food manufacturer before federal, state and international governments.

Flanagan spent five years working in or with state legislatures, including positions on both the Florida House of Representatives The Florida House of Representatives, one of the two Chambers of the Florida Legislature, is composed of 120 members, each representing a district.

Representatives are elected to two-year terms during even-numbered years.
 and the Florida Senate, and a later position as manager of state affairs at the Grocery Manufacturers of America.

"Troy Flanagan's appointment will help us strengthen relations between the franchising community and policymakers at the state and federal level," said IFA President Matthew Shay shay  
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. "He is joining at a crucial time because major issues are arising for the franchising small business community ranging from affordable health care, repeal of the estate tax and litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.

When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation.
 reform."
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Title Annotation:FW FOCUS: GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Publication:Franchising World
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2006
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