NPA announces new vice president of membership

The Natural Products Association (NPA) announces that Kim Dresser joins its staff. Dresser steps into the Vice President of Membership position, leading the association’s Membership Services and Education department. 

Dresser will direct and administer NPA’s programs to attract new members and retain current members. In addition, she will implement membership marketing initiatives and identify, develop and oversee new and existing programs, services and benefits to meet member needs.

“NPA is the leading voice of the natural products industry, representing more than 10,000 retailers, manufacturers and suppliers of natural products and ingredients. The industry is extremely valuable to the health and well-being of tens of millions of Americans, and we are excited to have Kim here to help us provide even greater value and benefits to our members,” said John Gay, NPA executive director and CEO. “We look forward to working with her to boost our recruitment and retention outreach, and offer new educational resources for members of the NPA.”  

Dresser has nearly 20 years of association management. Prior to joining NPA, Dresser was director of membership at the Home Builders Association of Maryland, where she directed membership recruitment, retention and marketing efforts for the Maryland chapter of the National Association of Home Builders.

She previously served as director of membership, marketing and events for the American Wind Energy Association and director of member services and marketing for the Waste Equipment Technology Association.

Natural Products Association

The Natural Products Association (NPA), founded in 1936, is the largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry, representing more than 10,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health/beauty aids. As the leading voice of the natural products industry, the NPA’s mission is to advocate for the rights of consumers to have access to products that will maintain and improve their health, and for the rights of retailers and suppliers to sell these products. Visit

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