NARA is pleased to announce that Anna Wilkinson has been named the association’s Vice President of Communications. Wilkinson will also serve as Vice President of Communications for the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation (FPRF), the rendering industry’s research organization. Read the full press release here.
For the past four years Wilkinson has been the Director of Communications for NARA and FPRF where she has managed all internal and public NARA communications, public relations, and marketing for the association, and also served as Communications Director for the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation (FPRF). In the position of Communications Vice President, she will expand on this role, overseeing all of NARA and FPRF’s communications.
During her tenure as Director of Communications Wilkinson spearheaded numerous programs and broke new ground for the association. In her first year she implemented and oversaw the organization’s sustainability focused rebrand and name change from the National Renderers Association (NRA) to the North American Renderers Association (NARA). She also launched NARA’s rendering podcast, The Invisible Industry, which she directs and moderates. More recently, Wilkinson petitioned for the rendering industry to be recognized with a National Day.
Wilkinson is a seasoned communicator with numerous published articles to her name and over a decade of experience in the sustainability industry. She has been interviewed on NPR, and quoted in publications including The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and ABC News. Wilkinson received a B.A. degree in communications from Marymount University. She is a 30-year Northern Virginia resident.