Executive Director, National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO)
Tom Briant is the executive director at the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO). NATO is a national trade association organized to enhance the common business interests of all tobacco retailers and to monitor and assist members in responding to tobacco-related legislation on the local, state and federal levels. For over 20 years, NATO has been protecting the right to sell and purchase legal tobacco products. CDA collaborates with NATO to provide CDA members with the most up to date information on local, state and federal legislative and regulatory tobacco news..
Tom has represented the Minnesota Wholesale Marketers Association, a state tobacco wholesale trade association, since 1989 on state and federal tobacco-related issues. Tom received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from the College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota in 1981 and his Juris Doctor Degree from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota in 1984.