J. Craig Shearman

VP, Government Affairs Public Relations

J. Craig Shearman is vice president of government affairs public relations at the National Retail Federation. In this role, Shearman develops and implements communication strategy for a wide range of issues with an emphasis on public policy.

Shearman joined NRF in 2001 as senior director for government affairs media relations. He became vice president for government affairs public relations in 2003. Prior to joining NRF, Shearman spent more than six years on Capitol Hill as Press Secretary to U.S. Representative Marge Roukema, R-N.J., chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions. He was previously Director of Communications for the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and spent 14 years as a reporter and editor, including four years at United Press International.

Shearman majored in mass communications at Salisbury State University and studied feature film production at New York University. He is a member of the National Press Club and the Public Relations Society of America.

Authored by Shearman

New study shows credit card industry has ignored security innovations
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NRF says a new study shows the U.S. credit card industry has failed to establish adequate security standards.
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Retailers say extending trade war past 2020 elections would be ‘bad deal’ for ‘every segment’ of U.S. economy
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NRF says a trade deal with China is needed "as soon as possible" rather than waiting until after the 2020 elections.
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Thanksgiving weekend draws nearly 190 million shoppers, spending up 16 percent
Hundreds of people shop at a busy outdoor mall during the holiday season
Thanksgiving weekend drew nearly 190 million shoppers according to NRF and Prosper Insights
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Half of holiday shoppers have already started
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Over half of consumers have already started their holiday shopping according to survey from NRF
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October retail sales grew 4.2 percent over last year
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Retail sales in October increased 0.2 percent over September and were up 4.2 percent year-over-year, according to NRF.
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New Port of Los Angeles study shows ‘real casualties’ of trade war
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A new study offers detailed analysis of the impact of tariffs on cargo moved through ports.
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