President & CEO
David joined the association as the new President and CEO in August of 2009. David Seckman came to FPSA from the Natural Products Association (NPA) where he was the CEO for the past nine years. David also served as the President of NPA China and as the President of the Natural Products Foundation. Prior to NPA, David was with the interim CEO and Senior Vice-President of the American Health Care Association in Washington. He has vast experience in tradeshow development and management as well as international outreach. He has a B.A. from George Washington University and an M.A. from the University of Illinois.
Chief Financial Officer
Robyn has been directing the Association's financial and accounting, human resources and administrative activities for 18 years. Robyn also serves as the asset manager for the building owned by the Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association. She holds a BBA from the Strayer University as well as earning a CAE (Certified Association Executive) designation from the American Society of Association Executives.
Senior Vice President
Andy oversees all PROCESS EXPO marketing, promotion and show operations. He has been with the Association for over fifteen years and been involved in every aspect of member activities including international programs, membership, annual conference, exhibit sales and currently serves as staff liaison to the dairy and beverage councils. Prior to joining the Association, Andy worked as an international account manager for Union Carbide Corporation and provided small business development assistance while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chile.
Andy holds a B.A. from the University of Scranton and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Grace Cular Yee
Vice President, Sales
Grace is Vice President of Sales and oversees exhibitor sales, relations and sponsorships for PROCESS EXPO. Grace has over 10 years of full life-cycle events management experience across diverse industries such as trade associations, media groups, non-profits, luxury consumer products, high-technology products and services. Grace has worked on more than 200 events and has managed exhibit sales and sponsorships for tradeshows with over 100,000 square feet (American Trucking Associations), designed large-scale events with attendance of over 10,000 people (Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital), and has produced corporate events in the U.S. and Canada (Aether Systems). She is also a member of IAEE. Grace holds a B.A. from George Mason University and a Graduate Certificate in Events Management from The George Washington University.
Senior Director of Membership and Business Development
Dolores oversees the membership functions for FPSA and is responsible for developing new benefit programs, strengthening existing member relationships and growing membership in the Association.
Prior to joining FPSA, Dolores served for 15 years as the Managing Director of Member Services and Marketing for the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) where she was responsible for membership engagement and retention, product development, international exhibitions, non-dues revenue growth, brand development and strategic alliances.
Exhibit Sales Associate
Alaina is Exhibit Sales Associate for the PROCESS EXPO team. She supports the Director of Sales as the main point of contact for exhibitors and prospects. Prior to joining FPSA, Alaina worked as the Project Coordinator for the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center. Alaina also worked as Quality Assurance Specialist for Nestle USA and Joseph’s Gourmet Pasta located in the greater Boston area. She assisted in the facility’s International Organization for Standardization (ISO) / Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 certification and implemented the Quality Monitoring Scheme (QMS) Program. She also gained valuable, cross-functional knowledge within the food processing industry. Alaina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology from Virginia Tech. She is also HACCP certified.
Ann Marie Penaranda
Membership & Outreach Associate
Ann Marie joined FPSA in February of 2015 as Membership and Outreach Associate. Prior to joining the Association, she worked for various law firms as a Paralegal. She has worked for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in Washington, DC for close to 10 years and American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in New York City for five years. She graduated from Katharine Gibbs College in New York City with BA in Executive Secretarial/Legal Assistant and Paralegal Studies from George Washington University.