The Sweetest Staff in Washington, D.C.

Administration

John H. Downs, Jr.

John H. Downs, Jr.
President & CEO

Chief of Staff

Elise Fennig
Chief of Staff & Senior Vice President of Operations

Tirzah Orr
Assistant to the
President & CEO

Kristen Belanger

Kristen Belanger
Database Administrator

Christine Reilly
Operations Coordinator

Finance

Steve McCroddan
Chief Financial Officer

Tracy Thompson

Tracy Thompson
Vice President of Finance

Erin Garcia

Erin Garcia
Manager of Finance

Megan Curtin

Megan Curtin
Staff Accountant

Public Policy & Government Affairs

Brian McKeon
Senior Vice President of
Public Policy

Manager of Government Affairs

Dan Shorts
Senior Director of
Government Affairs 

Kelly O'Donnell

Kelly O’Donnell
Political Director

Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

Farida Mohamedshah

Farida Mohamedshah
Senior Vice President of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

Paige Smoyer
Senior Manager of Food Safety & Regulatory Affairs  

Industry Affairs and International Business Development

Lynn Wylie
Vice President of Industry Affairs

Karen Horan
Vice President of
Global Business Development

Meetings & Membership

Lee Anne Pirrello

Lee Anne Pirrello
Vice President of Member Value & Strategic Engagement

Jaclyn Gurwitz
Senior Manager of Meetings & Events

Mandie Middleton
Senior Manager of Membership &
Engagement Services

Kim Nolan
Sponsorship & Exhibit
Sales Manager

Public Affairs & Communications

Christopher Gindlesperger
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications

Susan Whiteside
Vice President of Integrated Marketing & Communications

Manager of Digital Content and Front end Development

Paul Kissin
Senior Director of Marketing
& Web Technology

Lauren O’Toole Boland
Director of Communications

Carly Schildhaus
Senior Manager of
Public Affairs

Amy Buglass

Amy Buglass
Senior Manager of
Web Technology

Amy Boylan
Content Manager

Joy Phifer
Manager of Graphic Design