National Turkey Federation Staff

Joel Brandenberger


Lindy Chiaia, Ph.D.

Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs

Rebecca Faust

Vice President of Member Services and Operations

Laycee Gibson

Member Services and Communications Manager

Addison Murtha

Government Affairs Manager

Leslee Oden

Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs

Damon Wells


NTF’s professional staff specializes in government relations, regulatory affairs, scientific and technical issues, marketing and communications and member services and recruitment. Most importantly, they all love eating turkey whether it’s on the Thanksgiving table, in a classic turkey sandwich or hot off the grill.