Food Industry Leader Molly Fogarty Named to Board of Directors

Molly Fogarty, Senior Vice President of Nestlé in the U.S., has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration.

Ms. Fogarty brings to the Foundation more than 20 years of experience in food policy, having helped both government and industry navigate agriculture, food, and beverage issues. A member of Nestlé’s U.S. executive leadership team, she leads the company’s Government and Corporate Affairs function in the U.S. market.

The addition comes as the Reagan-Udall Foundation prepares to move into the food space. “We are expanding our work to include a food safety and nutrition portfolio, so we are especially appreciative of the insight and knowledge Ms. Fogarty provides,” says Foundation Chair Ellen V. Sigal, PhD. “Her expertise will help us explore innovative activities and collaborations in support of FDA’s food priorities.”

Ms. Fogarty serves on the Governing Board of the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, which she helped found in 2018. She also serves on the Boards of the Public Affairs Council, the Food Research Action Center, and the Organization for International Investment. Prior to joining Nestlé, Ms. Fogarty was a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and previously staffed the Senate Agriculture Committee, where she served as lead negotiator on national nutrition policy for children, resulting in the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004.

About the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA

The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA (FDA Foundation) is an independent 501(c)(3) created by Congress to advance regulatory science to help the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accomplish its mission. The FDA Foundation works to improve health and safety through stakeholder engagement and public-private partnerships that facilitate innovation, foster the use of real-world evidence, and identify modern tools and policies to keep pace with today’s rapidly evolving science.

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