Who knew that a pawn shop has a Chief Legislative Officer?
A news release from Pawn America:
PAWN AMERICA APPOINTS CHIEF LEGISLATIVE OFFICER
Former St. Paul Chamber VP and Norm Coleman Aide to Lead Senior Regulation and Legislative Efforts for Growing Retailer
Burnsville, MN – Pawn America, is proud to announce the appointment of Chuck Armstrong to Chief Legislative Officer for the company. Armstrong will provide expertise and leadership in working with elected officials and staff in the 24 communities where Pawn America is located. Armstrong will also lead a team specifically created to research, analyze and fulfill regulation and legislation requirements in communities Pawn America is targeting as part of the company’s growth plan.
Within his position, Armstrong will enhance business operations and initiate regulatory equality. He is also responsible for building and maintaining strong and effective working relationships with law enforcement, legislators, alderman, Chambers of Commerce, and other relevant business and community-related organizations and groups.
“It’s exciting to be leading a team dedicated to the unique effort of educating community leaders on the merits of 2nd-hand retailing, while also successfully directing the navigation of legislation and regulation in order to develop the cooperative and lasting relationships we are known for … all before even breaking ground on a new location,” says Armstrong. “The future is looking very promising for Pawn America and I look forward to leading the company to new places while also introducing our unique retail approach to folks all over the Midwest.”
Previously, Armstrong served as Community Affairs Director for Pawn America. Before that he was Vice President of Business Operations at Cooperative Communities, a property developer. He was also Vice President of Administration at the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and Deputy Chief of Staff for former St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman.
Armstrong lives in Woodbury with his wife and two daughters.
About Pawn America
Pawn America has 24 locations including: Anoka, Bloomington, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Duluth, Fridley, Hopkins, Mankato, St. Paul, Robbinsdale, Rochester, Roseville, St. Cloud, West St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Sioux Falls, SD, Fargo, ND, Appleton, Madison, Onalaska, Wausau, and Eau Claire, WI. For more information on Pawn America, its community initiatives and other store information, log onto: www.pawnamerica.com.