IAFP Elects Don Zink to Executive Board
Monday, April 4, 2011
Des Moines, Iowa (April 4, 2011) Members of the International Association for Food Protection recently elected Dr. Donald L. Zink to the Executive Board as Secretary. Dr. Zink will take office at the conclusion of IAFP 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will fulfill a five-year commitment to the Association, serving as President beginning in August 2015.
Dr. Zink is the Senior Science Advisor for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) in College Park, Maryland. Prior to his current position, he served as a Senior Food Scientist in the Office of Food Safety with CFSAN.
Dr. Zink has been an IAFP member since 1996 and a member of the Capital Area IAFP Affiliate since 2010. He has been active as a past member of the Program Committee and the Selection Committee and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Foundation Committee. In 2003, Dr. Zink gave the Ivan Parkin Lecture at the IAFP Annual Meeting and has been an invited speaker at numerous meetings, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Dr. Zink holds a B.S. from Abilene Christian University and an M.S. in Microbiology and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Texas A&M University.
The International Association for Food Protection is a non-profit educational association of food protection professionals. The Association is dedicated to the education and service of its Members, specifically, as well as industry personnel. The Association provides Members with an information network and forum for professional improvement through its two scientific journals, Journal of Food Protection and Food Protection Trends, educational Annual Meeting, and interaction with other food safety professionals. Membership information can be obtained by calling 800.369.6337, 515.276.3344, by fax: 515.276.8655, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit our Web site at www.foodprotection.org.
About International Association for Food Protection
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,300 food safety professionals committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®. The association includes educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. Working together, IAFP members, representing more than 70 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities and numerous other resources.