Shannon Campagna has represented some of the most recognizable brands in retail and consumer packaged goods over the past 20 years. Shannon has a substantial record of legislative accomplishments for her clients and a reputation for excellence in building and maintaining strategic relationships and alliances. Prior to joining VSA, Shannon worked for Alston & Bird as a Senior Policy Advisor, where she advocated on behalf of a number of trade association clients, the food industry, major US manufacturers, and a healthcare startup. During her successful career, she represented the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), an alliance of the world’s most successful and innovative retailer and supplier companies - with more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers nationwide - before Congress and federal agencies. Additionally, she served as the Vice President of Federal Government relations for Safeway, Inc. She also was the Director of Federal Government Affairs at Mars, Incorporated, where she was the lead lobbyist for brands like Snickers ®, M&M’s ®, Pedigree ® and Uncle Ben’s ®. Early on, Shannon was the Washington representative for the National Beer Wholesalers Association, where she focused on issues related to the estate tax, excise taxes, labor and transportation regulations, advertising, prevention of underage consumption and the responsibility of the beer industry. She is a member of the Tax Coalition and Co-Chair of the Government Relations Leadership Forum.