|Buff named AFIA’s director of regulatory affairs.|
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) announced on Feb. 12 the appointment of Preston Buff, who will join the staff March 4, as director of regulatory affairs. The newly created position will assist the current legislative and regulatory staff efforts. He will be based in the Arlington, Virginia, U.S. office.
Buff comes to AFIA from Mars, Inc., where he worked for eight years at Mars Petcare and Horsecare US.
"AFIA is quite fortunate to find Preston after a nationwide search and in our own backyard," said Richard Sellers, AFIA senior vice-president of public policy and education. "I look forward to him starting in March and transitioning many of my day-to-day responsibilities to him as I focus on leading AFIA's public policy efforts. He has a tremendous skillset that will blend well with our current efforts and staff."
Buff will be responsible for medicated feed, the veterinary feed directive, AFIA's Equine and Nutrition committees, technical science issues and assisting with the legislative and regulatory efforts with the Association of American Feed Control Officials, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, state legislative and regulatory concerns for the southeastern U.S., and the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Buff will attend the Spring Committee meeting and Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. next month.