The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association (PRLA) is pleased to announce the newest addition to its team, Lauren Brinjac. Brinjac will serve as the Senior Director of Government Affairs, working closely with, Director of Government of Affairs, Zak Pyzik, and Greenlee Partners. Brinjac will report to PRLA President John Longstreet.


Lauren brings to the PRLA a wealth of Harrisburg experience having served for ten years as Director of Government Affairs for the Insurance Agents & Brokers Service Group. She previously served as a Legislative Coordinator and Lobbyist for the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Her expertise in government affairs and established presence in Harrisburg make her a significant asset to the PRLA team.


“I am thrilled to be joining such a respected organization that advocates for and supports the Commonwealth’s tourism and hospitality industry,” explains Brinjac. “The last two years have been difficult for hospitality owners, employees, and patrons alike. PRLA has provided a critical voice and guidance to those in need and continues to advocate for its members. I am proud to be leading an impactful organization’s Government Affairs team and working with and advocating for its members.”


“PRLA is in great hands with Lauren on our Government Affairs team,” states PRLA President John Longstreet. “After spending much time with her in the selection process, both Zak and I feel that her addition will make the “new” PRLA government affairs team a cohesive and complementary presence.”


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