ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) on Aug. 15 announced the addition of Lynette Tucker as its meetings and events specialist and Daisy Rodriguez as its meetings and events coordinator.

Tucker and Rodriguez will assist in planning AFIA meetings and events, partner educational programs, committee meetings, board meetings, one-time events and webcasts.

Tucker will be responsible for sponsorships, researching venues, meeting room arrangements, speaker coordination, promotional materials, menus, tours, audio-visual equipment needs, signs, promotions, vendor contracts, hotel relationships and on-site management.

“Lynette and Daisy are both very experienced in administrative and event organization,” said Veronica Rovelli, senior director of meetings and events at the AFIA. “We are looking forward to having them join our team so we can continue to serve our members with exceptional service.”

Prior to joining the AFIA, Tucker provided event management services and administrative and office management duties for small businesses and agencies. She has a long history of experience in meetings and administration, previously working for Plumbline Public Affairs, RML Strategies, Direct Design Communications, COSMOS Corporation and the Alabama Association of Justice.

In a newly created AFIA position, Rodriguez will be responsible for all meeting registration-related functions, including: set-up, support and management of the registration technology system and on-site registration. She also serves as the primary contact for registration and exhibitor questions for all meetings.

Prior to joining the AFIA, Rodriguez provided administrative and event support for VersaTel Solutions, the Laurel Ridge Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, Road Runner/Time Warner Cable and the law office of Shapiro and Burson.