AFIA welcomes new staff changes

Jessica Morse joins organization as new director of meetings and events.

September 7, 2023

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The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to welcome Jessica Morse as its new director of meetings and events and Emily Alvarez as its fall communications intern.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jessica back to the AFIA after a five-year hiatus,” said Sarah Novak, AFIA’s chief operating officer. “She has a wealth of knowledge about the industry and the AFIA membership and is extremely hard-working, detailed and genuinely enjoys serving our members and working as part of the AFIA team.”

Previously, Morse owned and operated Lucy Berry Bakeshop and served as an event manager for the Distilled Spirits Council and the Society of Wine Educators. During her time at the AFIA, she was a meetings and event manager. Morse holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of St. Thomas and a master’s degree in English literature from Georgetown University.


Emily Alvarez, a senior at the University of Florida, will support the communications team this fall with drafting and editing content for distribution to members and other target audiences via the AFIA’s and Institute for Feed Education and Research’s multimedia communications channels. Alvarez, originally from Tampa, Fla., is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education and communications with a minor in innovation.

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