Mary Sophos held senior executive positions at the Grocery Manufacturers Association for 25 years, most recently as executive vice president for policy and strategic planning. Prior to assuming this position in 2010, she served as GMA’s senior vice president and chief government affairs officer with responsibilities for state, federal and international affairs. In addition to coordinating strategic planning and policy development across the organization, Sophos managed the GMA Board Committee on Health and Wellbeing as well as GMA’s Global Strategies Group, developing and leading industry’s engagement across these portfolios.
Before joining GMA, Sophos served as assistant secretary of legislative affairs and deputy assistant secretary for legislative affairs for the U.S. Treasury. Sophos also was assistant minority counsel to the House Ways and Means Committee, budget associate staff and legislative director to Rep. Tom Loeffler, and legislative assistant to the director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Sophos earned a Bachelor of Science at Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges, in California.