Leesburg residents David B. Schmidt has been appointed as the executive director of AOAC International.
Schmidt is a former CEO of the International Food Information Council and Foundation, science-based communication organizations on food safety and nutrition, and is fluent in many of the ingredients, compounds, and organisms for which AOAC sets analytical standards. He has built several partnerships and relationships while simultaneously leading nonprofit organizations. Schmidt also has experience attracting federal and private sector grants to support mission-based programs. Earlier in his career, he also served at the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.