The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Washington, D.C., has appointed Louis Finkel executive vice president of government affairs. Mr. Finkel will report to GMA president and CEO Pamela Bailey, and will serve as a member of the GMA Senior Leadership Team. In his new role, he will direct the association’s federal and state and local government relations activity. Mr. Finkel has 19 years experience on Capitol Hill, working inside and outside of government. He served as chief of staff for the U.S House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology, which was chaired by Representative Bart Gordon (D-TN). He currently serves as vice president, federal public affairs group, at McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC, where he represents corporate, trade association and not-for-profit clients before Congress and executive branch agencies. He specializes in food, hunger, agriculture, energy, technology, telecommunications, environmental, healthcare, trade and tax policy issues.