ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) said on Nov. 15 that it is expanding its internal staff with three new members.
The new staff members — Codi Coulter, Kori Chung and Erica Burson — will add value to the organization’s communications, membership and legislative and regulatory teams’ success, said Joel G. Newman, president and chief executive officer of the AFIA.
Coulter joins as AFIA's communications coordinator. She supports Miranda McDaniel, AFIA director of communications, in drafting, editing and distributing AFIA's print and electronic communications. Coulter will lead AFIA's social media presence and the development and dissemination of content across digital platforms.
Coulter has communications experience in the food supply chain system through the restaurant industry. She received a bachelor's degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech University.
Chung is serving as AFIA's legislative and regulatory assistant. She provides support to the legislative and regulatory team, assisting in day-to-day operations. She is also responsible for AFIA's advocacy tool, Voter Voice, and team surveys.
Chung is the former office manager at a Washington, D.C., U.S.-area wellness group. She recently obtained her associate of science degree and is pursuing her bachelor's in community health.
Burson serves as AFIA's membership assistant. Her primary duties include supporting the membership, meetings and communications departments.
Burson has a diverse public policy background, working as a legislative assistant for former Senator Pete Domenici. Burson has a bachelor's degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University and a master's degree in public policy from Duke University.
Coulter, Chung and Burson joined AFIA in November, October and July, respectively.