Speaking History

Moderator at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Liz Garner

Vice President
Merchant Advisory Group
Speaking History

Moderator at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Liz Garner serves as Vice President of the Merchant Advisory Group (MAG). In her role, she focuses on industry and public affairs advancing the MAG’s mission of positive change in payments through collaboration. Previously, Garner served as Director, Commerce & Entrepreneurship at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) where she represented the restaurant and foodservice industry before Congress and numerous regulatory agencies on issues impacting restaurant profitability & entrepreneurship, including retail and mobile payments, data security and privacy, emerging technologies, patent trolls, tax, finance, travel and tourism, and other issues. Liz was also staff liaison to the NRA Payments Working Group. Before joining the National Restaurant Association Garner served as Director, Government Relations for the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) focusing on public policy issues impacting grocery store payments, emerging technologies, nutrition programs, and financial services. Liz also served as the staff liaison to the FMI Electronic Payments Committee. Liz has an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, a Masters in Government from Johns Hopkins University, and is a native of Texas.