Lorelei Mottese ’82 Named Chair of Food Industry Alliance of New York


Lorelei Mottese ’82, director of governmental affairs for Wakefern Food Corporation, has been named chairperson of the board of the Food Industry Alliance of New York, the only statewide trade association in New York representing the full spectrum of the grocery industry with more than 850 corporate members. Mottese is the first woman to serve as chairperson.

Mottese, who joined Wakefern in 2000, is responsible for legislative/regulatory issues in 10 states and Washington, DC. During her tenure at Wakefern, she has led major legislative campaigns and developed a leading food industry government relations division. Prior to joining the Wakefern team, Mottese was involved in government for 13 years as a councilwoman, mayor, lobbyist, and an urban enterprise zone director for a large municipality. She is president of the Women Grocers Association. Mottese has received numerous honors, including the 2015 Clarence G. Adamy Great American Award presented by the National Grocers Association.

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