ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dana Langley Birdsong has joined NACS as its political relations director.Birdsong comes to NACS after several years of running her own consulting business working with former members of Congress, federal candidates and nonprofits on fund-raising and grassroots initiatives. Prior to consulting she was director for advocacy, grassroots & political action committee development at the American College of Cardiology. Earlier in her career, she also served in advocacy roles at United States Telecom Association, MCI WorldCom, Inc. and CTIA – The Wireless Association.Birdsong earned a BA in psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, NACS (nacsonline.com) is the international association for convenience and fuel retailing. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 149,000 stores across the country, posted $700 billion in total sales in 2012, of which $501 billion were motor fuels sales. NACS has 2,100 retail and 1,600 supplier member companies, which do business in nearly 50 countries.