CRN's Steve Mister Named by CEO Update as a 2012 Top Association Leader

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 4, 2012—Steve Mister, President & CEO, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), has been named one of the year’s Top CEOs by CEO Update, the publication that covers executive careers in associations, nonprofits and professional societies.

According to CEO Update, candidates were evaluated on a wide-ranging list of criteria, including: strong legislative and advocacy efforts, leadership ability, success in making the association a great place to work, and raising the organization’s public profile. The annual Top CEO list, now in its fourth year, honors association executives whose leadership attributes have identified them as standouts in the profession. In recognizing Mr. Mister, the publication called him an “authoritative industry spokesperson” who is adept at forging consensus among competitive organizations while establishing CRN as a credible voice on industry matters.

“I am honored that our association was recognized,” said Mr. Mister, who credited the association’s accomplishments to CRN’s deep science staff, its proactive media efforts, and collaborative leadership on Capitol Hill. “I’m fortunate to work with an invested Board of Directors who works with us to set the strategic direction, then trusts our judgment to make things happen.”

To read the full CEO Update 2012 Top CEOs article, visit CRN’s website.

Note to Editor: The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our 75+ manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit