The Upcycled Food Association (UFA) announced that Angie Crone will assume the role of permanent CEO, effective immediately.

Crone has been with UFA since February 2022 and has served as interim CEO since November 2022. During this time, Crone has demonstrated leadership and a deep understanding of the organization's vision and values. Under her guidance, the organization's membership grew 38% and its flagship program, Upcycled Certified, doubled in size to now include 374 certified products and ingredients.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to lead UFA into the next phase of growth," said Crone. "I am grateful for the trust that the board and our team have placed in me, and I look forward to continuing to work with our talented team, UFA members, and our trusted partners to advance our mission and make a significant impact on the interconnected crises of food waste and climate change."

Crone brings over a decade of experience in sustainable food systems, primarily working with the consumer packaged goods industry to implement global programs related to sustainable agriculture, ethical sourcing, and food security. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a Master in Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University.