CRN adds food and drug law policy expert to staff

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday announced that Rend Al-Mondhiry has joined CRN’s staff to serve as the trade association’s regulatory counsel.

“This is a new position for our association and [Al-Mondhiry's] skill set and experience provide a perfect match for what we need," CRN president and CEO Steve Mister said. "Her knowledge of food and drug law will make her a tremendous asset for our staff and for our members."

Most recently, Al-Mondhiry worked as state legislative counsel for the Consumer Healthcare Products Association. In this role, Al-Mondhiry provided testimony and comments on legislative and regulatory proposals, drafted legislation and regulatory language and served as a policy expert in the area of food and drug law.

Prior to joining CHPA, Al-Mondhiry worked at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, serving as the director of state legislative and regulatory advocacy. She has also held legal internships at the Federal Communications Commission, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. Al-Mondhiry also has served at the state legislative level, working as an aide to Pennsylvania senator Jake Corman for two years, followed by a stint as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Senate Communications and Technology Committee.

Al-Mondhiry received her BA from the George Washington University. She earned her JD from Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law. She has been admitted to the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., Bars.

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