(April 16, 11:08 a.m.) Todd Hultquist has joined the U.S. Apple Association, Vienna, Va., as director of communications and membership.

In this position he manages the association’s industry communications and membership programs.

“We are very fortunate to have Todd joining our team,” U.S. Apple president and chief executive officer Nancy Foster said in a news release. “He brings a broad base of skills and new ideas to the U.S. apple industry that will help us meet our strategic goals at U.S. Apple.”

Hultquist’s previous position was senior manager of communications and media relations at the Food Marketing Institute, Arlington, Va. He also was an independent marketing communications consultant and a manager with the Marriott Corp., Washington, D.C.