The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) in the US has appointed Lara Moody as its new executive director.
Moody is tasked with providing visionary leadership to IFEEDER’s activities; in that role she will focus on program development, strategic partnerships, and collaborative resourcing. The position involves her working closely with IFEEDER’s board of trustees and committee members to advance the public charity’s research and education mission.
The executive director also collaborates with the trade group, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), to pursue and communicate the institute’s work, creating opportunities to engage donors and furthering the dialogue on key issues impacting the feed industry.
“As the animal food industry evolves, innovates and works to address emerging global challenges, we need visionary leadership to ask the tough questions, provide reliable data and research and engage with stakeholders and the food chain to advance solutions and understand the issues that impact our business,” said IFEEDER's President and AFIA’s CEO, Constance Cullman. “Lara’s demonstrated thought leadership, experience building initiatives and programs, background in sustainability and success in managing industry and academic research programs, will position IFEEDER to successfully fulfill its research and education focus for the future.”
Moody joined IFEEDER from The Fertilizer Institute, where she served as the vice president of stewardship and sustainability.