CRN hires Kendall Ridley as senior director of communications

Alissa Marrapodi

Alissa Marrapodi is Industry Insights Contributor, Custom Content Editor, MJH Life Sciences.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition hired Kendall Ridley as senior director of communications, reporting to senior vice president, communications, Brian Wommack.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN; Washington, D.C.) hired Kendall Ridley as senior director of communications, reporting to senior vice president, communications, Brian Wommack. She will be responsible for spearheading the association’s strategic communications program, building partnerships, and crafting consumer education and advocacy campaigns.

“Kendall brings extensive integrated communications strategies experience to our association,” said Steve Mister, president and CEO of CRN, in a press release. “With her comes an innovative and fresh approach to CRN’s communications efforts. We are thrilled to have her on board to support and enrich CRN’s top initiatives and to help serve and protect the reputation of our industry.”

Ridley was the senior manager of external communication at CoStar Group, and from 2014-2017, she was the director of marketing and communications for Halpern Enterprises, Inc. 

“CRN is the recognized leader in the dietary supplement industry, and I’m elated to be joining the association,” Ridley said in a press release. “CRN’s track record of proactive leadership and willingness to challenge the status quo are what drew me to this opportunity. I’m honored to be part of such an outstanding team.”

Ridley holds the professional certified marketer (PCM) designation in marketing management from the American Marketing Association, and a bachelor’s communication from George Mason University.