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ASSOCIATIONS/ORGANIZATIONS/UNIVERSITIES: CEA Food Safety Coalition, New York
Marni Karlin was named the organization's first executive director. A seasoned public affairs expert with an extensive background in the food and agriculture industry, Karlin will work with coalition members, government agencies and industry experts to develop leading food safety standards for the CEA leafy greens industry. Karlin will also focus on growing the coalition’s membership, managing day-to-day operations and leading all communications and advocacy work. Karlin maintains expertise in policy, communications and law. She previously served as vice president of government affairs and general counsel for the Organic Trade Association, where she represented the interests of the organic food, fiber and agriculture sector in Washington, D.C. There, she developed deep relationships with participants in the organic sector, crafted and implemented government affairs strategies and engaged Congress and federal and state agencies to further those policy goals. Prior to that, Karlin served as counsel to Senator Herb Kohl on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she advised the Senator through engaging with coalitions of government, non-profit and for-profit stakeholders.
MHI, Charlotte, N.C.
The new 2020 chairs and vice chairs terms entail: Mark Longacre, vice chair automatic guided vehicle systems;Gary Frank, chair and Mark Hasler, vice chair of automated storage/retrieval systems; Sebastian Titze, chair; Bhaskar Chopra, vice chair; and Kelly Kamlager, vice chair of conveyor and sortation systems;Amy Blueter, vice chair of ergonomic assist systems and equipment;Jason Looman, vice chair of Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association;Mark Arthur, president, and Jonathon Martha, vice president of Hoist Manufacturers Institute;Scott Fisher, vice president of Institute of Caster and Wheel Manufacturers;Bob Clark, chair and James Johnston, vice chair of the Lift Manufacturers Product Group;Jerry Eischens, president and Brian Stephens as vice president of the Monorail Manufacturers Association, Inc.;Aaron Conway, chair and Ray Niemeyer, vice chair of The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association;Bryan Knott, chair and Crystal Parrott, vice chair of The Robotics Group; andJohn Reichert, executive director and John Ashodian, vice executive director for Solutions Community.
Dairy Council of California, Sacramento, Calif.
New members to the board of directors, effective Nov. 1, are: Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; Sherrie DeVries, accountant and manager of school tours at Hinkley Dairy; Stacy Heaton, director of communications for California Dairies Inc.; Tyler Ribeiro, dairy farmer at Rib-Arrow Dairy; and Leaine Souza, member relations manager for Land O’ Lakes West region.