J. Craig Shearman

VP, Government Affairs Public Relations

J. Craig Shearman is vice president of government affairs public relations at the National Retail Federation. In this role, Shearman develops and implements communication strategy for a wide range of issues with an emphasis on public policy.

Shearman joined NRF in 2001 as senior director for government affairs media relations. He became vice president for government affairs public relations in 2003. Prior to joining NRF, Shearman spent more than six years on Capitol Hill as Press Secretary to U.S. Representative Marge Roukema, R-N.J., chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions. He was previously Director of Communications for the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and spent 14 years as a reporter and editor, including four years at United Press International.

Shearman majored in mass communications at Salisbury State University and studied feature film production at New York University. He is a member of the National Press Club and the Public Relations Society of America.

Authored by Shearman

January retail sales grew 2.7 percent over last year
 
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January retail sales increased 0.2 percent over December and 2.7 percent year-over-year, according to NRF.
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February retail imports to see larger drop amid coronavirus
 
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With coronavirus causing longer Lunar New Year factory shutdowns in China , imports could see a bigger-than-usual dip.
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NRF opposes 'radical' PRO Act
 
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NRF asked the House to reject a bill bringing together a long list of pro-union labor law proposals.
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NRF welcomes injunction blocking California anti-arbitration law
 
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NRF welcomed an injunction against a California law blocking employers from requiring workers to agree to arbitration.
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Confident consumers and broader buying lead to record Valentine's Day spending plans
 
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Coming off a strong holiday season, Americans are expected to set another record for Valentine’s Day spending this year.
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NRF welcomes signing of USMCA legislation
 
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NRF says USMCA "will bring continued decades of economic prosperity."
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