AFIA Adds Director of Regulatory Affairs to Staff
The American Feed Industry Association welcomes Preston R. Buff, Ph.D., as its director of regulatory affairs. The newly-created position will assist the current legislative and regulatory staff efforts.The American Feed Industry Association welcomes Preston R. Buff, Ph.D., as its director of regulatory affairs. The newly-created position will assist the current legislative and regulatory staff efforts.
Buff comes to AFIA from Mars, Inc., where he worked for eight years at Mars Petcare NA and Mars Horsecare US.
"AFIA is quite fortunate to find Preston after a nationwide search and in our own backyard," said Richard Sellers, AFIA senior vice president of public policy and education. "I look forward to transitioning many of my day-to-day responsibilities to him as I focus on leading AFIA's public policy efforts. He has a tremendous skillset that will blend well with our current efforts and staff."
Buff is responsible for medicated feed, the veterinary feed directive, AFIA's Equine and Nutrition committees, technical science issues and assisting with the legislative and regulatory efforts associated with the Association of American Feed Control Officials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, state legislative and regulatory concerns for the southeastern U.S., and the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Buff joined AFIA on March 4.
Buff earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Southwest Missouri State University, and a master's degree and doctorate in animal sciences from the University of Missouri. He is a professional animal scientist and is board certified in equine nutrition by the American College of Animal Nutrition.
Buff can be contacted at (703) 558-3568 or .