As a public affairs and association professional with more than 12 years’ experience in the retail industry, Brian Dodge became RILA president in January 2020. In this role, Dodge is responsible for identifying industry challenges and opportunities, guiding strategy for the Association, and coordinating activities among partners to achieve shared goals.
Dodge previously served as chief operating officer for RILA, overseeing the organization’s public affairs, legal and compliance, human resources and administration, membership, and financial operations. He also helped guide the development and execution of the Association’s public affairs strategy.
Prior to joining RILA, Brian worked as the executive director of the Massachusetts Republican Party, where he was a frequent guest on local radio and television and a regular contributor to local and national print media. Earlier in his career, Dodge was a senior associate with the DC-based government affairs firm Cassidy & Associates. A veteran of public affairs, Brian has also served on Capitol Hill and on the staff of two Massachusetts governors.