Nutrition and Hospitality Management

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

NHM Professor Jim Taylor Heads to Washington DC as Government Affairs Liason

Posted on March 26th, 2015 by staff

Written by Lauren Bartelli


Jim Taylor, associate professor of NHM, to represent the MHRA at the Political Affairs Conference

OXFORD, MISS. (March 25, 2015) – University of Mississippi’s Jim Taylor will represent the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association as the Government Affairs Liaison at the Political Affairs Conference April 14 – 15 in Washington DC.

“It is an honor to represent the industry though the MHRA (Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association,” said Taylor, associate professor of Nutrition and Hospitality and active board member of the MHRA.  “While in Washington, I will attend the National Restaurant Association Public Affairs Conference to better understand how legislative issues and agendas may directly affect the restaurant industry both nationally and in our state. On the second day, we will visit Capitol Hill and meet with representatives from our state and nationally to discuss how their votes can change the landscape of the industry.”

The Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association was founded to help business owners in the restaurant and hospitality trade. Some highlights from their 2013-2014 Legislative agenda included the Soft Drink Excise Tax, Alcohol Excise Tax, and have saved an average of $10,000 over the past four years for business owners through their Government Affairs.

For more information about the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association visit their website at and more information about the Political Affairs Conference can be found at