People News, September 2022: ADM, Joyce Farms & More

Who is moving up, and who is moving on? Check out the latest in the natural products industry.

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Amin Talati Wasserman welcomed Lauren Aronson to the firm as a partner in Washington, DC. Aronson will head the firm’s nationally ranked advertising and consumer protection practices and further sharpen its business-driven solutions. The company said there is a growing need for such expertise right now, with a newly resurgent Federal Trade Commission (FTC), an explosion of class action litigation, rapidly evolving technology, and fierce competition in the marketplace making it more important than ever to have cutting-edge advice on compliance with consumer protection laws. Aronson advises clients regarding the development, substantiation, approval, and defense of advertising claims in a range of product categories, and regularly represents companies in advertising challenges before the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the BBB National Programs, and in investigations brought by the FTC and state attorneys general. 

Mikuna announced the appointment of Alastair Green as Chief Brand Officer and Edward Wang as Chief Operations Officer. Green has 25 years of brand building advertising experience working for agencies Team One, McCann Worldgroup and Ogilvy, with clients including Lexus, Marriott, Microsoft, Unilever, Amazon, GlaxoSmithKline, and Nestlé. In his new role, Green will lead Mikuna’s efforts to grow the brand as the exclusive supplier of Chocho in the U.S. For over 20 years, Wang has worked as a senior operations leader at companies such as Tone It Up, Growth Network Holdings, Irwin Naturals, Beachbody LLC, Designer Protein and The Wonderful Group (FIJI Water and POMx Iced Coffee). He brings extensive expertise in supply chain operations and manufacturing to Mikuna, where he will support the acceleration of Mikuna’s growth through strategic sourcing and distribution.

Megan Britt has joined ADM as Vice President, Investor Relations. Britt comes to ADM with significant expertise in the food and agriculture industries, having previously led investor relations functions at Tyson Foods, Inc. and Corteva Agriscience. She has more than 20 years of experience in finance, investor, and strategic roles.

Joyce Farms announced that Ryan Joyce, formerly VP of Finance, and Stuart Joyce, formerly VP of Operations, have assumed the roles of President & CEO and Executive Vice President of Joyce Farms, respectively. Ron Joyce, who has served as President & CEO for the last 40 years, will remain Chairman of the Board and will play an active advisory role with the company moving forward.