Jessica Holthaus Badour has built a successful and diversified career developing compelling means of sharing information while engaging the public on essential issues. She joined the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) in a new role in 2021 as the Workforce and Communications Coordinator. Ms. Badour spent the last decade with the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA’s) Food Safety Division, primarily as the state’s recall coordinator, working with the Georgia Food and Feed Rapid Response Team (RRT) Program. Ms. Badour is a key player in many local, regional, and national associations, including Co-chair for the Partnership for Food Protection’s Outreach Workgroup. She holds a B.A. degree from Hood College and originally hails from Hampton Bays, Long Island, New York.