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• The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has hired Stephanie Kay Barnes as regulatory counsel. Barnes is the former senior manager, food portfolio and global programs, at the Food and Drug Law Institute, and previously held support positions at the Environmental Working Group, Environmental Protection Agency and the American Beverage Association’s Office of the General Counsel.

• Daymon Worldwide's CFO and Chief Customer Officer, Rhonda Levene, has sent a letter to supplier partners announcing a company reorganization, including the creation of a new role of Chief Supplier and Category Solutions Officer, a job that she said will be filled by a still-to-be identified outside candidate. Dan Hooker, the company's current Chief Supplier Officer, will depart the company after 14 years, though he will stay through the transition.

"Under the Chief Supplier and Category Solutions Officer," Levene wrote, "I have asked Alan Landau to take on a new role: Vice President, Center Store. In his new position, Alan will be focused on best practice implementation and enhancing consistency of delivery across our account teams for our supplier partners. This consolidates the jobs currently held by Chris Quinlan and Jerry Lauro, whose positions are being eliminated in the new structure. In addition, we are eliminating the Senior Director position currently held by Jack Locker, who will also be leaving the company."

And, she said, "I have decided to consolidate the entire private brand field organization in North America under a single leader, and am pleased to announce that Bharat Rupani will serve as Interim President of NAPBD while we search for a longer-term leader. Bharat is a highly-valued Daymon executive, and will remain with the company in a key international leadership role after his successor is on board. As a result of this decision, the positions of Division Vice President are being eliminated and Kim Marsh will be leaving the company after a transition period."
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