The Upcycled Food Association (UFA) has announced the appointment of Angie Crone as its permanent CEO, effective immediately. Since being interim CEO in November 2022, Crone has been instrumental in the organization’s rapid growth and expansion.
Since Angie Crone took the helm in an interim capacity, UFA’s membership has increased by a remarkable 38%, and its flagship program, Upcycled CertifiedⓇ, has doubled. The program now includes 374 certified products and ingredients, highlighting the organization’s commitment to waste reduction and sustainability in the food industry.
Crone brings over a decade of experience in sustainable food systems to her role as CEO. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a Master in Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy, both from Columbia University. Her academic background and her hands-on experience in the field position her as a strong leader for UFA’s initiatives.
Caroline Cotto, a founding member of UFA and the current president of the UFA board of directors, expressed her support for Crone’s appointment. “Angie’s deep understanding of the organization, mixed with her strategic vision and passion for our mission, make her the ideal leader to continue guiding UFA forward,” said Cotto.
Under Crone’s leadership, UFA has made significant strides in promoting sustainable food practices and reducing food waste. The organization focuses on “upcycling” food, which involves using parts of food that would typically be discarded to create new, nutritious, and eco-friendly products.
Crone’s permanent appointment as CEO underlines UFA’s commitment to leadership that understands and champions the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly food systems. With proven experience driving growth and overseeing successful programs, Crone will lead the organization into a new development phase and influence the upcycled food industry.