People News March 2020

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has named Luke G. Huber, ND, MBA, as the new VP, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs; and Amanda Darlington, J.D., as Director, Government Relations. CRN also announced several staff promotions: Megan Olsen has been promoted to VP and Associate General Counsel; Maya English has been promoted to Director, Membership, Education and Events; Holly Vogtman has been promoted to Communications Manager; William Dumais has been promoted to Manager, Government Relations; Emily Zavrel has been promoted to Communications Associate; and Rashidah Denton to Associate, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs.

Amin Talati Wasserman LLP has announced that Rend Al-Mondhiry has been promoted to Partner.

BrandHive announced the promotion of key team members: Meet Nagar is now Account Director; Kandice Randal is Communications Director and Senior Public Relations Counsel; Erika Lowstedt-Granath is Creative Director; and James Fagedes is Digital Creative

Deb Conklin is the newest member of the KeHE Board of Directors. Conklin is Chief Executive Officer of Reddy Ice.

White Egret has welcomed Cassie Frodsham as the Marketing Graphic Designer.
Mark Nino has been appointed VP of Sales at ROAR Organic. Nino previously served as VP of Sales for Chef’s Cut Real Jerky Co.

Nielsen Holdings has announced that David Rawlinson will become the CEO of Nielsen’s Global Connect business and Linda Zukauckas will join the company as CFO.

For The Biome has welcomed Maren Giuliano as VP Sales and Business Development. Previously, Giuliano was Executive Global Director-Whole Body Department at Whole Foods Market.

The Nature’s Bounty Co. announced Jay Jones as Chief Supply Chain Officer. Jones will be responsible for the company’s global support network.

Allen Levine has been named President of the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association, and Marisa Ford will serve in a senior administrative role.

BGG World has announced the promotion of Bob Capelli to CEO of BGG Americas, where he will lead ingredients distribution. Additionally, Capelli will serve as CEO of BGG’s subsidiary, Algae Health Sciences.

Ardent Mills announced Angie Goldberg as Chief Growth Officer. This newly created position focuses on innovation, transformation and change to sustain meaningful value for customers, vendors and team members.

Tom Polke has been named President and CEO of Hometown Food Company.

Rodale Institute has announced that Dr. Jennifer Taylor of Florida A&M University and Pedro A. Landa, Founder of Organización Internacional Agropecuaria, have been appointed to the nonprofit’s Board of Directors.

Purisys, LLC has announced Christopher Speed, MND, as Vice President of its Food, Beverage and Nutrition consumer products business. He will be based in the company’s Athens office.