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• The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced the creation of two new positions designed to strengthen its member services profile. These two new directors of member relations and advocacy "will provide a hands-on physical presence while serving as the primary FMI liaison with key constituencies," and "will emphasize government relations, food safety and articulate FMI’s stance on emerging issues."

FMI’s Lucas Darnell, a director of member services at FMI for the past four years, will represent FMI on the Eastern half of the U.S., and a new hire, Cynthia Brazzel, will cover the Western region. Brazzel is a communication and public affairs consultant "representing clients in the food, beverage and consumer products sector."
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