Advocacy Team


Dennis Loper: Executive Director

In 1977, Dennis was appointed Executive Director of the California Distributors Association—a position that he still holds today. Because CDA members are wholesale grocers who provide distribution services to convenience stores, independent grocers, and small supermarket chains, they must abide by both national and state regulations; thus, as the association’s legislative advocate, Dennis has both state and federal responsibilities.


Meghan Loper

Loper has been helping shape State policy for over a decade. She brings extensive government affairs experience advocating for private businesses and working with elected officials. Ms. Loper has a unique ability to identify policy opportunities, develop effective advocacy strategies and achieve success by utilizing her bipartisan network with key decision-makers.


David Creager

Creager’s political and legislative experience spans over a decade and across multiple disciplines. Mr. Creager served members of both houses in the legislature, has managed statewide political organizations, managed numerous political campaigns, and worked for a multi-state trade association to grow and engage membership.