CEO Seckman to Leave Natural Products Association

The Executive Committee of the Natural Products Association announced today that it has accepted the resignation of David R. Seckman, the association's executive director and CEO, who is leaving to head the Food Processing Suppliers Association in McLean, Va. Seckman will stay with NPA through July of this year.

“In the nine years that David has been with the association, he has made significant contributions that leave us in an excellent position to continue to meet member needs well into the future,” said Debra Short, president of the Natural Products Association. “David will be missed, but due to his efforts we are stronger as an association than we have ever been.”

Short announced that a search committee is being formed to work with an executive recruitment firm to find Seckman’s successor.

About the Natural Products Association

The Natural Products Association ( is the nation’s largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. The association represents more than 10,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health/beauty aids. Association members meet annually each July in Las Vegas at the association’s official tradeshow, Natural MarketPlace (

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