Regulation & Legislation

NACS Adds Outside Public Affairs Representation

Atlas Crossing will amplify c-store association’s voice in Washington
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WASHINGTON — Atlas Crossing, a boutique public affairs and strategic intelligence firm led by Sean Joyce, has formed a partnership with NACS to provide public affairs and strategic intelligence services to help make the convenience-store association’s voice heard in Washington.

“The Atlas Crossing team have a reputation of success and willingness to hustle to the finish line” said Lyle Beckwith, senior vice president of government relations at NACS.  “Sean Joyce and his team will be a force-multiplier, driving additional legislative and regulatory impact, which will be vital to NACS’ federal strategy going forward.”

Atlas Crossing Founder and CEO Joyce said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with NACS to advance policies that support our nation’s convenience stores and millions of working-class Americans. Lyle Beckwith has assembled a top-notch team, with a proven track record for success; we are excited to be serving as their outside representatives. As the voice for convenience stores across the country, NACS has a strong record of legislative victories, and our team is proud to add to their efforts to ensure a level-playing field for the industry.”

Atlas Crossing will be providing comprehensive public affairs and strategic intelligence services, leveraging its decades of collective advocacy to ensure the positions of the c-store industry are represented within the halls of Congress and the administration. “We will help ensure the advancement of smart policies for the convenience-store industry during this critical time,” the firm said.

Washington-based Atlas Crossing provides client management, coalition advisory and public affairs consulting services. It develops strategies to engage policymakers on behalf of clients and provides insight on how to manage risk and create opportunities.

Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, Alexandria, Va.-based NACS is a global trade association for the convenience and fuel retailing industry, which has more than 150,000 stores nationwide and serves 165 million customers daily. NACS has more than 1,500 retailer and 1,500 supplier members from more than 50 countries.

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