Church's Chicken Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President Craig Prusher has been named chair of the National Retail Federation National Council of Chain Restaurants, a news release said. Prusher served previously as vice chair for the invitation-only governing body for the NRF, made up of senior executives from the nation's leading chain restaurant companies.
The NRF division includes councils on food safety, supply chain, digital retail, finance, and human resources, among others. The NCCR's specific focus over the past few years has been to advocate in Washington for chain restaurant businesses on topics such as food commodity costs, credit and debit card transaction fees, immigration reform, tax reform, and labor and management policies.
Prusher was also the most recent recipient of NCCR's 2017 Grassroots Award in recognition for his work inspiring franchisees and corporate executives to become more politically involved.
"NCCR has been part of the National Retail Federation for many years now, but the relationship has become even closer with the naming of David French, the NRF's SVP of government relations as the new executive director of NCCR," Prusher said in the release. "The tighter integration of NCCR within NRF will definitely benefit all of our chain restaurant members."
Prusher also formerly served as assistant general counsel at Burger King Corp., and as an associate in the corporate department of two Boston law firms — Nutter McClennen & Fish, and Warner & Stackpole.