The National Restaurant Association has named Angelo Amador vice president of Labor and Workforce Policy. In this position, he will lead workforce regulatory efforts on behalf of the restaurant and foodservice industry. Amador has senior-level experience working on issues that are critical to the foodservice and hospitality industry, most recently serving as an executive director in the Labor, Immigration & Employee Benefits Division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
â€˜Angelo’s expertise on workforce issues makes him a great addition to the association’s efforts in this arena,â€™ says Scott DeFife, executive vice president of Policy and Government Affairs.
â€˜Angelo is joining us at a critical time in the development of labor, immigration, and health care reform. His efforts will be critical in advancing sensible laws and regulations that promote a healthy business climate and economic viability for the industry. We are pleased to have Angelo join the Association in a senior role and welcome his leadership.â€™
In his more than five years at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Amador served at a senior level with responsibility over issues ranging from workforce and employment verification to global migration and border policy.
Prior to his work at the Chamber, Amador worked as an attorney in private practice and a law clerk in the 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia. He was also a staff attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund in Washington, D.C. and a policy advisor to the Governor of Puerto Rico in its Washington, D.C. office.
Amador is fluent in four languages and has varying degrees of proficiency in four others. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree from George Mason University, a law degree from George Mason University School of Law, and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center. Amador has been an instructor at the Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Academy and a Writing Fellow and Adjunct Professor at George Mason University School of Law.