AFIA promotes Richard Sellers to senior vice president

Veteran American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) employee Richard Sellers has been promoted to senior vice president at the association’s October board meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. Sellers previously served as AFIA’s vice president of feed regulation and nutrition.

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Veteran American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) employee Richard Sellers has been promoted to senior vice president at the association‚Äôs October board meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. Sellers previously served as AFIA‚Äôs vice president of feed regulation and nutrition.

‚ÄúRichard really enjoys working with and helping members,‚ÄĚ said AFIA Chairman Jeff Cannon at a board dinner held at the World Food Prize building. ‚ÄúHe gets far and away the most member calls for advice and leadership, fulfilling one of our ‚Äė4 Promises,‚Äô Richard sets the bar for member services.‚ÄĚ

Sellers has served AFIA for 22 years providing leadership on legislative and regulatory issues as well as serving as the organization’s corporate secretary. He leads AFIA’s feed legislative and regulatory activities with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) and state feed agencies. He also serves as the staff coordinator for the Feed Regulatory Committee, Aquaculture Committee and as a technical advisor to the Nutrition Committee.

‚ÄúRichard‚Äôs contributions to AFIA are continuous and significant, and our organization‚Äôs staff and members appreciate his enthusiasm toward the industry and the challenges it can produce,‚ÄĚ said AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman. ‚ÄúRichard is my most trusted advisor on many issues, a team player and well deserving of the promotion to senior vice president.‚ÄĚ

Sellers holds a bachelor‚Äôs degree from the University of Memphis and master‚Äôs degree from the University of Arkansas in animal sciences. Previously, Sellers served as a feed control official for the state of Texas. He is also a registered professional animal scientist with the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS).  

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