January 6, 2020 – The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA), a not-for-profit organization supporting convenience product distributors in the United States, is pleased to announce the recent hire of Kimberly Kissel, who joined the CDA team as Director of Education. Kissel will coordinate the association’s education foundation, all educational aspects, including in person sessions at annual events and online, and assist in various aspects of event planning, preparation and delivery.
Kissel comes to CDA with over 17 years of association and society experience. Most recently, Kissel served as the Director of Education for the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) The Americas Division. There, she managed the certification program for FCSI The Americas Division, collaborating with volunteers and education providers to ensure all members met their Continuing Education Unit (CEU) requirements. Prior to FCSI, Kissel served as Education Director for the Society of Broadcast Engineers, where she managed all aspects of its growing education program, including events, webinars and online courses.
“We are delighted to welcome Kimberly to the CDA team. Her extensive experience in education for associations and societies will be very valuable for CDA members. We look forward to how she will continue to grow CDA’s educational programs and opportunities for our members,” said Kimberly Bolin, CDA President and CEO.
The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA) is the trade organization working on behalf of convenience product distributors in the United States. Its distributor members represent more than $102 billion in U.S. convenience product sales, serving a wide variety of small retail formats. Associate members include leading convenience product manufacturers, brokers, retailers, suppliers, and others allied to the industry. For more information visit: www.cdaweb.net.