Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA) has announced the promotion of Michael Howells to the position of Vice President of Association Services. Since first joining PFMA in 2020 Howells has served as the Association Service Manager and was promoted to Director of Research and Association Services in 2021. During that time Howells assisted PFMA members with questions on legislative and regulatory issues; served as a liaison to communicate emergency planning issues; managed the association’s committees and provided government relations coverage in the monthly newsletter and weekly e-newsletter communications.
“PFMA is fortunate to have a strong leader in Michael Howells, and this promotion reflects the responsibilities and work he has been contributing to the association and our members,” said Alex Baloga, president and CEO of PFMA. “Since joining PFMA, Howells has played a key role in driving forward our mission to improve the public image, effectiveness and profitability of companies providing products and services in agriculture production, consumer packaged goods, food retailing, wholesale food distribution and associated industry partners. We are excited for him to continue his good work in this role.”
In this new role, Michael will continue to expand his responsibilities and assist in more legislative, political and advocacy activities for the association. He will also assist in association strategic planning and organizational development.
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