Kristina Wieneke Named Vice-President of Government Affairs with the Food Industry Alliance of New York State
The Food Industry Alliance of New York State, the leading voice of New York’s grocery industry, announced today that Kristina Wieneke has been named Vice-President of Government Affairs.
In this critical role, Wieneke will lead the organization’s day to day government affairs effort in Albany and throughout upstate New York. Additionally, Kristina will focus on increasing public awareness of the critical economic and philanthropic role New York’s food industry has on our state and the serious challenges the industry faces.
“Kristina comes to the Food Industry Alliance with an impressive record of advocacy success,” said Mike Durant, President and CEO of the Food Industry Alliance of NY. “Kristina’s experience in public policy in addition to her media background will be a tremendous asset to our organization and we are thrilled to have her join our team.”
Wieneke, recently the Public Policy Director for the American Lung Association in New York, is a 2016 City and State “40 under 40” award recipient. Kristina will be joining the Food Industry Alliance on October 1st.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to join the Food Industry Alliance of New York. I am looking forward to representing the Alliance’s mission and membership as Vice President, Government Affairs,” Wieneke stated. “The grocery industry is a cornerstone of our communities and neighborhoods-providing a vital source of jobs, nutrition and tax revenue. I would like to thank Mr. Durant for his confidence in my ability to serve as a strong voice for our members across New York.”
A native of Ireland, Kristina currently resides in East Greenbush and is a 2013 graduate of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs at the University at Albany.