ARLINGTON, VIRGINA, US — Sarah Novak has been promoted to chief operating officer at the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) after 15 years as the association’s vice president of membership and public relations.

“Sarah has been an invaluable asset to the association over her tenure and has an excellent pulse on the members’ needs and the staff’s ability to serve them,” said Constance Cullman, president and chief executive officer at the AFIA. “In the new position, she will work to put strategies in place that allow the organization to perform at optimal capacity while maximizing member service and satisfaction. I am confident that she will be a key part of taking AFIA to the next level.”

The AFIA also welcomed recent University of Florida agricultural communications graduate Marisa Crowhurst as its spring communications intern. Crowhurst will support the AFIA communications team with developing multimedia content for distribution to members and other target audiences via AFIA and Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) print and digital platforms.

Based in Arlington, Virginia, US, the AFIA is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the US animal food industry and its suppliers.