AFFI announces new staff.Additions Enhance Communications, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Divisions
The American Frozen Food Institute American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) is a trade association and lobbying group based in McLean, Virginia for manufacturers and distributors of frozen food. AFFI promotes frozen food to consumers and other groups, and organizes conventions for its members. announces the addition of Thomas Bradshaw, David Fikes and Cristina Poll to the staff.
Thomas Bradshaw joins AFFI as manager of legislative affairs. He will be responsible for tracking Congressional action on issues affecting AFFI members. Prior to joining AFFI, he served as a Congressional staff member in the House of Representatives for four years. He also has government relations experience working in the private and not-for-profit sectors. A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Thomas earned a bachelors degree in English from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
David Fikes will serve as AFFI's director of communications Director of Communications is a position in the private and public sectors. The Director of Communications is responsible for managing and directing an organization's internal and external communications. . David has 25 years of experience performing research; working on weekly newsletters and managing website content for a 3,200 member community; designing curriculum and brochure content for adult educational offerings; teaching, presenting and facilitating workshops on the arts and literature; working with volunteers in the development of communications strategy, publication design and organizational flow; and developing plans for capital campaigns and other fundraising activities. David has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Drama from the University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas strives to be known as a "nationally competitive, student-centered research university serving Arkansas and the world." The school recently completed its "Campaign for the 21st Century," in which the university raised more than $1 billion for the school, used in Fayetteville. He also graduated magna cum laude from the Candler School of Theology Candler School of Theology, Emory University, is one of 13 seminaries of the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1914, the school was named after Warren Akin Candler, a former President and Chancellor of Emory University. at Emory University in Atlanta, where he earned his Master of Divinity Noun 1. Master of Divinity - a master's degree in religion
master's degree - an academic degree higher than a bachelor's degree but lower than a doctor's degree degree. David comes to AFFI from the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin, Texas, where he served as Rector from 2000 to 2007. Previously, he served as Rector of Grace for eight years at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee, and as Assistant to the Rector for seven years at All Saints Episcopal Church All Saints Episcopal Church can refer to:
Cristina (Tina) Poll joins AFFI as regulatory and international affairs specialist. Tina is a recent graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, at Blacksburg; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered and opened 1872 as an agricultural and mechanical college. in Blacksburg, Virginia, where she earned her bachelors degree in Food Science and Technology. Tina brings knowledge of food quality assurance, food microbiology and food chemistry to AFFI's public policy and regulatory affairs teams. Tina has prior experience working at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security Noun 1. Bureau of Diplomatic Security - the bureau in the State Department that is responsible for the security of diplomats and embassies overseas
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Leslie G. Sarasin, AFFI President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , says of the new additions, "I am thrilled to bring these individuals on board. Each of them brings a tremendous amount of talent to our team and each will lend valuable support to his or her division. Thomas, David and Tina join AFFI at a time when we face critical challenges on Capitol Hill and in the regulatory arena. Their individual skills and expertise will help AFFI be even more effective in bringing the positive story about frozen foods to light."
Reported by the American Frozen Food Institute in conjunction with Frozen Food Digest magazine