AFIA adds director of regulatory affairs

Preston Buff has been tapped for the newly created position

The American Feed Industry Association welcomes Preston Buff, Ph.D., as director of regulatory affairs. The new position was created to assist the current legislative and regulatory staff efforts. He will be based in the Arlington, Va., office. Buff comes to AFIA after eight years at Mars, Inc., 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."

The new director 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 earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Southwest Missouri State University, and a master's degree and a doctorate in animal sciences from the University of Missouri. He is a professional animal scientist and is board certified in equine nutrition by the American College of Animal Nutrition.