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NPA gets permanent CEO/exec director

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The Natural Products Association Oct. 22 names John Gay as its executive director and CEO. NPA President Pat Sardell said Gay's 25 years of working in Washington on policy issues make him "the ideal person for the job." Gay was most recently senior VP of government affairs and public policy for the National Restaurant Association. He also has nonprofit experience and worked as a Senate staffer. Gay will begin the job before the group's Nov. 2 board meeting. Daniel Fabricant, NPA's VP of scientific and regulatory affairs, filled the position on an interim basis after David Seckman departed in July (1"The Tan Sheet" June 15, 2009)

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