Washington, D.C., March 1, 2019— The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, announced that Duffy MacKay, N.D., Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, will depart from CRN on March 15 after ten years of leadership within the association. Dr. MacKay will be taking a position with CV Sciences Inc. as its Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs.
“It has been an immense privilege to have Duffy’s service and leadership over the past decade, and we are grateful for all of his contributions to CRN and to our industry,” said Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN. “We wish Duffy all the best as he leaves CRN for this exciting opportunity, and we look forward to seeing his continued success.”
Andrew Shao, Ph.D., who led CRN’s science and regulatory team prior to Dr. MacKay, from 2005 – 2011, will begin serving CRN as interim Senior Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs on March 1. Dr. Shao has spent nearly two decades in the global nutrition industry, leading in various nutrition, scientific, regulatory and government affairs roles. Most recently, he served as Regulatory & Policy Science Director for Amway/Nutrilite. Prior to that, he held several roles for Herbalife Nutrition, including Vice President, Global Nutrition Policy and Vice President, Worldwide Scientific Affairs.
In the meantime, CRN has commenced a careful assessment of its leadership needs to fulfill its strategic plan and will make an announcement on a permanent head of science and regulatory affairs later this year.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 150+ dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements and food in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit www.crnusa.org. Follow us on Twitter @CRN_Supplements, Facebook, and LinkedIn.