“This is a critical time for the country’s economic interests, with many key legislative and regulatory decisions to be determined under the leadership of a new administration and new Congress,” Wright commented. “I appreciate the opportunity to represent the food retail industry and its perspectives to President-elect Bush.”
Executives participating in the conference cited tax and regulatory burdens as being two of the greatest concerns to American businesses.
Chairman of FMI from 1997-99 and a current member of the FMI board of directors, Wright is a 23-year veteran of Minnesota-based SUPERVALU INC. – the nation’s largest food distributor. He is also a board member (and former chairman) of Food Distributors International (FDI) and a board member of both the Independent Grocers Association (IGA) and CIES, The Business Forum. Wright is a past chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Business Partnership.