Our Staff

Contact a USDEC staffer by using either our Contact Us form or calling 703-528-3049. 

Executive Office

Krysta Harden, President and CEO

Martha Scott Poindexter, Chief Operating Officer

Omar Syed, Director, Human Resources

Kristen Hagan, Executive Assistant

Cheese Marketing

Angélique Hollister, Senior Vice President, Global Cheese Marketing

Merle McNeil, Senior Vice President, Global Retail Programs

Amy Foor, Vice President, Global Foodservice Programs

Kara McDonald, Vice President, Global Marketing Communications

Ryan Hopkin, Manager, Cheese Marketing Communications

Rebecca Vidal, Coordinator, Cheese Business Unit

Ingredient Marketing

Vikki Nicholson-West, Senior Vice President, Global Ingredients Marketing

Annie Bienvenue, Vice President, Global Ingredients Technical Marketing Services

Kara McDonald, Vice President, Global Marketing Communications

Terri Rexroat, Vice President, Global Ingredients Marketing

Kristi Saitama, Vice President, Global Ingredients Marketing

Keith Meyer, Manager, Global Ingredients Marketing
Allison Guzman, Coordinator, Global Ingredients Marketing

Communications

Jerry Brown, Senior Vice President, Communications

Mark O'Keefe, Vice President, Editorial Services

Shirley Martin, Executive Coordinator to SVP Communications

Member Services

Luke Waring, Director, Membership Programs and Strategy

Weston Abels, Specialist, Member Services 

Market Access and Regulatory Affairs

Jonathan Gardner, Senior Vice President, Market Access and Regulatory Affairs

Sandra Benson, Vice President, Market Access and Regulatory Affairs

Oscar Ferrara, Vice President, Market Access and Regulatory Affairs

Eddy Fetzer, Senior Director, Market Access and Regulatory Affairs

Aimee Pinkerton, Manageer, Market Access and Regulatory Affairs

Jessica Smith, Analyst, Market Access and Regulatory Affairs

Bryan Jacoby, Analyst, Market Access and Regulatory Affairs

Sustainability and Multilateral Affairs

Nick Gardner, Senior Vice President, Sustainability and Multilateral Affairs

Janice Giddens, Vice President, Sustainable Nutrition

Operations

Chuck Timpko, Senior Vice President, Operations and Evaluation

Danny Ingram, Vice President, Information Resources

Kari Kwiatkowski, Vice President, Operations

Erin Kealiher, Director, Operations

Jackie Braybrooke, Coordinator, Compliance and Operations

Strategic Insights

Gail Legaspi-Gaull, Senior Vice President, Strategic Insights

Megan Sheets, Director, Strategic Development

William Loux, Director, Global Trade Analysis

Stephen Cain, Economic Analyst

Trade Policy

Jaime Castaneda, Executive Vice President, Policy Development

Shawna Morris, Senior Vice President, Trade Policy

Tony Rice, Manager, Trade Policy