April 7, 2021

The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) is pleased to announce that Mala Parker will be joining IFDA as Vice President, Government Relations. Parker brings extensive experience in Washington to her new role, where she will be responsible for planning, implementing, and coordinating IFDA’s portfolio of federal relations, policy, and advocacy work.MKP-ATA-(1).jpg

“I’m thrilled to be representing the foodservice distribution industry whose success is essential to our nation’s economy and way of life,” said Parker. “I look forward to contributing to IFDA’s successful track record advocating for this crucial industry that supports more than 1 million American jobs”.

Prior to joining IFDA, Parker served as the Deputy Administrator at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration. Parker has also served in senior roles at the U.S. Department of Labor and on Capitol Hill, and she was the Vice President for Coalitions for the American Trucking Associations. 

“Mala is an established public policy and government affairs executive with deep knowledge of the people and processes that drive policymaking and advocacy,” said Mark S. Allen, President & CEO of IFDA.  “She brings extensive legislative and advocacy experience as well as in-depth working knowledge of the Departments of Transportation and Labor.  We are incredibly excited for Mala to join IFDA.” 

About IFDA
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) is the trade organization representing the $303 billion foodservice distribution industry and the 350,000 people it employs. Foodservice distribution ensures a safe and efficient supply of food and products to more than one million restaurants and foodservice outlets in the U.S. every day. For more information, visit www.ifdaonline.org

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