President and CEO of Larkin Consulting LLC On January 1, 2020, after his retirement from the National Grocers Association, Peter Larkin established Larkin Consulting LLC. Calling on his years of experience in public affairs and trade association management, Larkin Consulting LLC represents clients in the food, beverage, retail grocery and technology industries. He also serves as a strategic advisor and leadership development consultant to trade associations.
On July 1, 2010 Larkin was named the president and chief executive officer of the National Grocers Association (NGA). NGA is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry, representing over 130 billion in annual domestic sales. He also served as President of the NGA Research and Education Foundation.
Prior to joining N.G.A., Peter established his own government relations consulting firm, Larkin Public Affairs, in 2008. From 1996 to 2007 he was President and CEO of the California Grocers Association and served as the President of the CGA Educational Foundation.
From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Larkin was Vice President of State Government Relations and Environmental Affairs for the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) in Washington, DC. Prior to FMI, Mr. Larkin directed government and media relations programs for The Kroger Co. He also held similar positions with Philip Morris U.S.A. After earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Vermont in 1976, he served as legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Donald Mitchell (R-NY).
Mr. Larkin serves as a director on the boards of the Park City Group, the Alzheimer’s Association of the National Capitol Area and the Watkins Alley Condominium Association (President). He also serves as a member of the Wakefern Corp. Site Development Committee. Previously he served on the National Cooperative Bank Board of Directors and Puricore PLC Board of Directors.