Annual Conference
Committee Leadership
Upcoming Events
National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association


Your health and well-being are at the forefront of our thoughts as all of us confront the rapid expansion of the COVID-19 virus. This situation encompasses all facets of life – both professional and personal. 

UPCOMING EVENTS​ - While NRRDA was fortunate that the 2020 Annual Conference was not impacted by the virus, the Board of Directors is closely monitoring the current situation and planning proactively to protect NRRDA’s legal and financial interests regarding future meetings and events, including the 2020 Lighthouse Seminar and potential networking events. 

NRRDA is accepting speaking proposals for the next Lighthouse Seminar and Annual Conference meetings. Click here to submit your Lighthouse proposal and click here to submit your Annual Conference proposal. 

FOR INDUSTRY MEMBERS - NRRDA is hosting weekly Zoom meetings to discuss the COVID-19 situation - contact the office to receive the dial in credentials. The next meeting is Tuesday, May 12 at 1pm CT.
We invite Industry members to apply for a scholarship to the 2021 annual conference. Recipients receive free registration and up to $750 in reimbursements towards travel and hotel costs. Click here to submit your application.
Please also see below for useful links for up-to-the-date information about COVID-19.
It’s also a good idea to check with your local and state health departments for updates regarding your area. 



Patrick Bowen

Alan Bryan

Lady Castro

Daniel Chizever

Alicia DePalma

Jeff Dixon

Margaret Erife

Robert Fraga

Sante Fratarcangeli

Timothy Kelly

Rose Kuba-Herbig

Jacqueline Lee

Gregg  LeRoy

George Loaiza

Michelle Maggs

Mary McGurn

Cathleen Rebar

Howard Rosenblum

Sheryl Sanford

Julia Suiter

Debra Sutton

Alan Yacoubian

Jenna Yott

Xochitl Zuniga



Join other retail and restaurant professionals as we unite to advance our common interests.

Industry membership is free. Attorney and Associate Attorney applicants can expect a vetting process of 6-8 weeks. Attorney, Associate Attorney, Vendor and Industry professionals can fill out the member application here, or if you have questions regarding the association, please contact the NRRDA office at 847.324.7050.



JOIN THE NRRDA LinkedIn GROUP - Members on LinkedIn are sharing relevant industry discussion and information as well as resources and insight on pertinent topics.  Build your network from frequent contacts, manage your LinkedIn contacts, and stay connected to your industry network. Industry Members can also join NRRDA's Industry only sub Group. Both groups are open to NRRDA members only.

Recent Legal and Industry Developments 
If you have an article or announcement on recent industry or legal developments you would like posted please contact Heather Browne at 847.324.7050 or heatherb@celticchicago.com



We have carefully selected and are offering for purchase various apparel, all custom-created with the black and yellow NRRDA logo. 

Click here and use the password NRRDA1 to order a range of items and proudly wear/carry the items to show that you are a part of our distinguished organization.



Thank you to our Annual Sponsors:

ECBM Insurance Brokers & Consultants

Gallagher Bassett Services


Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

SEA, Limited

Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP

Veritext Legal Solutions

If you are interested in becoming an Annual Sponsor or Conference Sponsor, please contact the NRRDA office via info@nrrda.org.







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