Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition(CRN) has announced two new hires and several staff promotions. Luke G. Huber, ND, MBA, is the new Vice President of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, and Amanda Darlington, J.D., has been hired as Director of Government Relations.

Dr. Huber, who brings 20 years of experience in the dietary supplements industry, will execute CRN’s scientific affairs and nutrition policy initiatives, according to a pressrelease. "Luke's impressive industry experience and expertise in nutrition science will enhance our association’s role in the development of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and other scientific research related to nutrition and health promotion," said Andrea Wong, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs.

Darlington will lead CRN’s Government Relations State Subcommittee. “Amanda brings essential experience to CRN’s government relations team, and CRN members will benefit greatly from her ability to navigate complex regulatory activity in the states and to provide expert analysis of patchwork state legislation surrounding in-demand supplements and ingredients, such as CBD,” said Julia Gustafson, Vice President, Government Relations. “We are thrilled to have her on board.”

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Several staff members were also promoted. Megan Olsen has been promoted to Vice President and Associate General Counsel; Maya English to Director, Membership, Education and Events; Holly Vogtman to Communications Manager; William Dumais to Manager, Government Relations; Emily Zavrel to Communications Associate and Rashidah Denton to Associate, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs.