AFIA announces staff changes

Madison Wyman is named policy communications specialist.

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce the addition of Madison Wyman as its policy communications specialist, effective Nov. 13.

In this newly created position, Wyman will collaborate with AFIA's policy team to communicate to and deepen stakeholders' understanding of AFIA's legislative, regulatory and trade policy positions. In addition, Wyman will prepare grassroots advocacy campaigns on domestic and international policy issues and support the association's media requests and crisis communications activities.

"The AFIA serves as the voice of the U.S. animal food industry, communicating key policy goals to members of Congress, regulatory agencies, White House officials, international delegations, and more," said Victoria Broehm, AFIA's senior director of communications. "With Madison's rich experience in government affairs and conducting multimedia communications campaigns, we know she will help us take our policy communications and grassroots advocacy efforts to the next level."

Hailing from Beaufort, S.C., Wyman holds a dual bachelor of arts degree in politics and international affairs and communication studies from Furman University, where she graduated in May. During her time at the university, she worked as the advance team lead in the Riley Institute, serving as a student ambassador, interacting with local and national leaders and organizing public policy discussions and events. She also participated in a research and communications fellowship program with The Roots Routes in Bangkok, Thailand, over the summer and has internship experience with various government affairs and communications firms.

Effective early November, Daisy Rodriguez has been promoted to manager of meetings and events at the AFIA. She has been with the organization for four years and has demonstrated outstanding skill and customer service as part of the meetings and events team. She has taken on additional responsibilities relating to supporting AFIA's board of directors recently and will be expanding her role with the team.

"Daisy consistently provides outstanding customer service to AFIA members registering for and attending AFIA events and programs and has shown herself to a be a team player who is always willing to support and collaborate with her colleagues," stated Jessica Morse, AFIA's director of meetings and events. "I look forward to working with her in her expanded role."

Prior to joining the AFIA in August 2019, Rodriguez provided administrative and event support for VersaTel Solutions, the Laurel Ridge Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, Time Warner Cable and the law office of Shapiro and Burson. Rodriguez holds a bachelor's degree in government and politics and a paralegal certificate from George Mason University.


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