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Garner moves to National Restaurant Association

The National Restaurant Association has hired Liz Garner as director of commerce and entrepreneurship to work on tax and profitability issues including permanent extension of both 15-year depreciation for restaurants and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

Garner previously was director of government relations for the Food Marketing Institute, where she helped coordinated legislative efforts of the Merchants Payments Coalition, a group of more than 20 national retail trade associations, including the National Restaurant Association, representing millions of card-accepting merchants. She will continue as that coordinator in her new job at the restaurant association.