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SNA Announces Cathy Schuchart as New Staff Vice President of Government Affairs
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 5, 2005 – The School Nutrition Association (formerly American School Food Service Association) announced today that Cathy Schuchart has been named Staff Vice President of Government Affairs. Schuchart will direct the Association’s regulatory and legislative programs and lead SNA’s child nutrition advocacy efforts in conjunction with SNA Washington Counsel Marshall Matz. She succeeds Barry Sackin, SFNS, who departed in January 2005.
Schuchart most recently served as Legislative Division Chief in the Congressional and Public Affairs Office of the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. Prior to taking that position in October 2003, she directed government relations for U.S. English, Inc. (2000 - 2003) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (1993 – 2000.) In 1992 Schuchart worked as Budget Director of the Media and Communications Departments for the Bush/Quayle 1992 presidential campaign. She began her career in Washington, DC, in 1983 working for Congressman Bill Emerson (R-Mo.) and later the U.S. House of Representative’s Select Committee on Hunger. Schuchart earned her Bachelor of Arts from William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri, in 1983.
Schuchart will begin her new position on April 18, 2005.
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