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Rinker will support Joel G. Newman, president and chief executive officer of the AFIA, with managing programs and communications, as well as support of the AFIA board of directors and executive committee. She also will assist the Institute for Feed Education and Research’s executive director in the implementation of the overall strategic direction for the foundation, including managing the entire donor program from overseeing donor gift processing to donor stewardship.
Rinker also will work with members of the AFIA events and communications teams to plan, implement and market donor programs.
“Bridget’s experience with sponsor stewardship and database management makes her the perfect fit for this position,” Newman said. “I’m excited to have her join our team and I look forward to seeing the new perspective and expertise she will bring to our association and industry research arm.”
Rinker joined the AFIA from the National Parent Teacher Association, where she focused on strategy and stewardship of the association’s national sponsors and worked with grant contracts. She has prior experience with the National 4-H Youth Conference Center and several years in the hotel industry.
Rinker has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Maryland University College. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.558.3577.