WASHINGTON, D.C.—Dittus Communications has named Elizabeth Weinmann vice president and managing director for its food, agriculture, and nutrition policy practice, one of the firm’s fastest growing areas of expertise.
In her new position, Weinmann will be responsible for leading the practice and providing senior counsel on public affairs, issues management, crisis planning, corporate communications and consumer education initiatives for such clients as the American Council for Fitness and Nutrition, the International Dairy Foods Association, Swedish Match, Pernod Ricard USA, and the National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research.
“The issues facing the agricultural, food and nutrition community are critical right now,” says Gloria Dittus, president. “Liz’s strong analytical, strategic and operational skills will help our clients steer the complex policy and media environment surrounding proper nutrition and exercise, international trade, food safety and government regulations relating to food and agricultural products.”
Weinmann has more than 25 years in the food and beverage sector. She has led marketing, issues management and consumer education engagements for clients in the consumer package goods, food, beverage, retail, services and association sectors, including the USDA-funded Beef and Dairy Promotion Boards. Additionally, she was the client-service director for The Idaho Potato Commission, Peanut Advisory Board, American Frozen Food Institute, and National Yogurt Association.
Previously, Weinmann spent seven years at Golin/Harris International in New York as executive vice president for consumer marketing. Prior to Golin/Harris, she served for three years at Creamer Dickson Basford Public Relations and eight years at Ketchum. For the last three years she served as the marketing director for a non-profit group in New York and Washington D.C.