ARLINGTON, VA. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has added two new staff members: Jessica Morse as director of meetings and events and Emily Alvarez as its fall communications intern.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jessica back to AFIA after a five-year hiatus,” said Sarah Novak, chief operating officer at the AFIA. “She has a wealth of knowledge about the industry and the AFIA membership and is extremely hard-working, detailed and genuinely enjoys serving our members and working as part of the AFIA team.”

Previously, Morse owned and operated Lucy Berry Bakeshop and served as an event manager for the Distilled Spirits Council and the Society of Wine Educators. During her time at the AFIA, she was a meetings and event manager.

Morse has a degree in English literature from the University of St. Thomas and a master’s degree in English literature from Georgetown University.

Alvarez, a senior at the University of Florida, will support the communications team this fall with drafting and editing content for distribution to members and other target audiences via the AFIA’s and Institute for Feed Education and Research’s multimedia communications channels. Alvarez, originally from Tampa, Fla., is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education and communications with a minor in innovation. 

Read more about personnel changes throughout the industry.