The new Chair forThe Council for Responsible Nutrition’s(CRN) Board of Directors isBarry Ritz, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President, Professional R&D and Regulatory Affairs, Atrium Innovations. Steve Mister,CRN President & CEO, will continue to serve as a Board Officer, andHarvey Kamil,Piping Rock Health Products, past CRN chair (2015-2016), will remain Chair Emeritus, a non-voting member of CRN’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

AIDPhas welcomedDebbie Wildrickas Chief Beverage Visionary. Wildrick will serve as a consultant and help the company’s beverage and food expansion efforts. With 40 years of sales, marketing, and operations experience in the industry, she focuses on functional beverages.

Nicole Sopko,Vice President of Upton’s Naturals, has been elected President of the Board of Directors at thePlant Based Foods Association(PBFA). A founding board member of the organization, Sopko is committed to fostering growth and collaboration within the industry.

Deerland Probiotics & Enzymeshas hiredArthur Radcliffeas the company’s Business Development Manager responsible for the southern United States. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Radcliffe previously worked for Lonza-Capsugel, holding various positions in sales and marketing.

The new Chief Operating Officer forLief LabsisYancy W. Riddle,Ph.D., who will lead the integration and development of cross functional teams designed to improve the customer experience.

David Besthas been promoted to CEO and President ofNewman’s Own. Best will lead an expanded organization covering commercial activities and responsibility for licensing operations.

Taking on day-to-day leadership,Numi Organic Teahas appointedBrian Durkeeas CEO. Co-FounderAhmed Rahimwill assume the role of CVO (Chief Visionary Officer), working with Durkee and Co-Founder Reem Hassani.

Ardent Millshas hiredJonathan Aplinas VP Marketing. Aplin will be responsible for the overall marketing strategy and plan execution with a focus on delivering growth for customers.

Jones Sodahas appointedJamie Colbourneas the company’s Chairman of the Board. With 30 years in the CPG industry, Colbourne has worked as CEO and board member of JGC Foods and COO of Charlie’s Produce.

The new CEO ofBase CultureisHeidi Krauss,who brings over 20 years of experience working with consumer brands. Krauss previously worked as the Chief Marketing Officer at siggi’s yogurt. Founder and former CEOJordann Windschauerwill continue to play an active role in the brand’s development, focusing primarily on brand vision and product innovation.

Leonard Coccahas joinedEpiCoras Regional Sales Manager, East Coast. Cocca has experience as Sales Manager for leading supplement ingredient companies.

Christopher Brinsmead,CBE, has joinedOptiBiotixas a Non-Executive Director of the Company.

To lead its dispute resolution and litigation group,George Spatzhas joinedAmin Talati Wasserman.He brings nearly two decades of experience representing companies in supply chain, intellectual property, and other business disputes.