New CRN president pledges membership drive

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The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has tapped Steven
Mister, currently director of government affairs at the National
Association of Professional Employer Organizations, as its new
president and CEO upon the retirement of Annette Dickinson.

"My immediate priorities will be to further strengthen the association by building membership and to continue to educate legislators, regulators, healthcare professionals and journalists about the important place dietary supplements have in a consumer-driven culture of wellness."

"During my career, I have had the pleasure of working with many of CRN's member companies and I look forward to getting to know those I have not yet met,"​ said Mister, who will take up his new position at the helm of the industry association in mid-April.

Chuck Brice, the CRN chairman and senior VP, sales and business development for Kemin, said Mister was selected for the post because of his "high energy, integrity and ability to quickly grasp the issues facing our industry and expertly articulate a direction for moving forward the association's goals."

Prior to NAPEO, Mister worked at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) for ten years. During this time he held several positions, including that of vice president and associate general counsel responsible for CHPA's state government relations program.

After a short handover period, outgoing president Anne Dickinson plans to relocate to Minneapolis, MN in May. However she is not turning her back on her 31 years with the CRN or on the industry: Dickinson will continue to work on a consultancy basis for the council and will be involved in the University of Minnesota's new Center for Dietary Supplement Safety.

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