August 9, 2016 – ARLINGTON, VA – Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announces the recent appointment of an experienced food and drug attorney, Dana Mullen, to its regulatory team. Mullen will join FMI Chief Regulatory Officer Stephanie Barnes in helping guide the association’s public policy and regulatory efforts.

Prior to joining FMI, Mullen was an Associate Attorney with Keller and Heckman LLP where she advised domestic and foreign clients regarding compliance with global food additive and food packaging regulations. She also assisted clients with submissions to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), addressing food-contact substances and processes used in post-consumer recycled plastics. Prior to Mullen’s work as an Associate Attorney for the firm, she was a summer associate for their food and drug and environmental practice groups.

She also earned experience with both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an Honors Law Clerk, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a researcher. She earned her B.S. in Packaging Science from Clemson University and graduated Wake Forest University School of Law. Mullen is an active member of both the North Carolina State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

FMI Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs Jennifer Hatcher said, "We welcome Dana and her experience helping businesses navigate regulations and strive for reasonable action. She will certainly complement FMI’s talent and experience advising its member companies on federal rules across our industry’s priority issues."