AFIA appoints director of regulatory affairs

by Holly Demaree-Saddler
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Louise Calderwood director of regulatory affairs for AFIA
Louise Calderwood, director of regulatory affairs

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association added Louise Calderwood as its director of regulatory affairs, effective July 2.

Calderwood will provide proactive industry and technical leadership on regulatory and state issues related to pet food and equine nutrition and general regulatory issues. She will work with the Association of American Feed Control Officials and lead AFIA’s pet food and equine committees.

“We are extremely pleased to find someone of Louise’s talent, expertise and experience to serve on our legislative and regulatory team,” said Richard Sellers, senior vice-president of public policy and education at the AFIA. “I’ve known and worked with Louise for many years and am excited to see her join AFIA, and I know she will represent our members well.”

Calderwood joined the AFIA from the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance, where she was government relations director. In this role, she developed and implemented policy positions for the association and communicated with federal, state and local governments in New York and throughout New England in support of modern agriculture. Calderwood also operated an agricultural consulting firm and a maple syrup farm in Vermont. She has additional experience with Sterling College, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and the University of Vermont Extension Service.

Calderwood received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in dairy science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. She may be reached at lcalderwood@afia.org or 703.558.3568. 
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