Jason Straczewski is vice president of government relations and political affairs at the National Retail Federation. In this role, he leads advocacy and political efforts at the state and federal levels, ensuring the retail community is educated on and engaged in advancing NRF’s policy agenda. Straczewski works to monitor legislative and regulatory issues emerging from all levels of government that will impact America’s retail business community. Together with the government relations team, he develops strategies to engage NRF’s member companies, state retail association partners and the chain restaurant community.
Prior to joining NRF, Straczewski served as the vice president of government affairs for a private company consisting of more than 250 quick-service and family dining restaurants operating across seven states. He directed the organization's policy objectives at the local, state and federal government levels and provided analysis of legislative and regulatory actions. Straczewski also advised company leadership on political and grassroots strategy to achieve the organization’s policy goals.
Straczewski previously represented small and large businesses advocating for pro-growth economic policy in Washington, D.C. He was the senior director of government relations and public policy at the International Franchise Association, and he was also the director of employment and labor policy at the National Association of Manufacturers. Straczewski received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Gettysburg College.