ARLINGTON, VA – FMI – The Food Industry Association today announces the appointment of Dan Ratner as senior director of member services. In his role at FMI, Ratner will contribute to a dynamic strategy for enhancing member value, retention and recruitment.

Dan RatnerRatner is an entrepreneurial, collaborative leader with more than 20 years of experience in membership development, marketing, customer service, direct sales and constituent relations. Most recently, he was a membership and business development strategist for the Next Steps, LLC, an association management consultancy. Over the last two decades, he has served in leadership capacity for membership at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, the American National Standards Institute, ASCD (formerly the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development) and the National Association for Music Education.

"Dan's expertise and results-oriented approach will help build community and continue to create value within FMI’s diverse membership ranks,” FMI Senior Vice President, Membership and Education, Dagmar Farr added. “Dan’s unique background in both music and business will harmonize the benefits and resources we have available to the entire industry.”

Ratner is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and has presented education sessions at regional and state association executive events and contributed to industry publications. He has a Bachelor of Music Education – Instrumental from Florida State University.