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California Retailers Association Continues to Build Team

 Sacramento, CA – August 5, 2019 – The California Retailers Association (CRA) announced today that Ryan Allain became the newest member of the team. Ryan will serve as Administrative Assistant providing a high level of skilled administrative duties in support of the Association staff and members. 

“I have a passion for political advocacy and policy work,” said Ryan. “I am looking forward to being part of a dynamic team and serving the association’s members and overall goals.” 

A recent graduate of Sacramento State University, Allain has worked for the University’s Center for College & Career Readiness and the California State Assembly Chief Clerk’s Office. 

“Ryan is a motivated individual who will be a great asset to our team,” said Rachel Michelin, President of CRA. “He has worked in and around the Capitol and has an eagerness to learn.” 

CRA continues to build its team as the association ramps up its efforts to protect consumers, jobs and the economy in the fifth largest economy in the world with retail making up a quarter of the state’s employment. 

Allain joined CRA on August 5, 2019. 

About the California Retailers Association 

The California Retailers Association is the only statewide trade association representing all segments of the retail industry including general merchandise, department stores, mass merchandisers, restaurants, convenience stores, supermarkets and grocery stores, chain drug, and specialty retail such as auto, vision, jewelry, hardware and home stores. CRA works on behalf of California’s retail industry, which currently operates over 418,840 retail establishments with a gross domestic product of $330 billion annually and employs 3,211,805 people—one fourth of California’s total employment. At the end of fiscal year 2014 the state of California collected $48.5 billion in revenue from retail sales and use taxes, representing more than 25% of the state revenue. 

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