CRN announces promotions and new hires


The Council for Responsible Nutrition has announced the promotion of four staffers and the hiring of two new employees.

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The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN; Washington, D.C.) has announced the promotion of four staffers and the hiring of two new employees.

Megan Olsen has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel. In this position, Olsen will continue to provide advice and legal counsel to members on litigation, legislation regulatory compliance, advocacy, and policy development, as well as advising staff on legal matters for the association. Gretchen Powers is now vice president, marketing and member experience. Powers will enhance connections between CRN’s communications functions and membership functions to bring more value to the association’s diverse and growing community of professionals.

Haiuyen Nguyen has been promoted to vice president, regulatory and nutrition policy. In this position, Nguyen will provide analysis and strategies for accomplishing CRN’s regulatory and public health and nutrition objectives, and will continue to develop CRN’s comments on supplement-related topics to federal agencies such as FDA, USDA and NIH. Tammie Betway is now office director and executive assistant to the CEO. Betway will manage human resources and office operations, working closely with the finance department and assisting with staff benefits administration, and the onboarding of new employees, among other duties.

“I am always thrilled to announce promotions as it recognizes our team members for their long-term and extensive contributions to the organization,” said CRN president and CEO Steve Mister, in a press release. “These promotions reflect the effort put forth by these individuals, and I congratulate them for their hard work.”

New to CRN are Daniel Garza and Elise Hall. Garza is joining CRN as a legislative and legal assistance who will work collaboratively with its government affairs and legal departments. Hall joins CRN as communications assistant, and will work closely with the vice president of marketing and member experience on CRN’s digital communications.

“It is also my pleasure to welcome Daniel and Elise to the CRN team,” Mister continued. “Both of them join us when the activity of their new departments is near its peak so we know their talents will be valued. We look forward to having them as part of our association for many years.”

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