The American Mushroom Institute has hired Rachel Roberts as executive director.
Roberts comes to the association with 20 years of experience in policy consulting, government and nonprofit management, according to a news release.
Roberts led The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (Pa.) as interim executive director. She also was the strategy development manager at Public Health Management Corp.
Roberts’ primary responsibilities will be overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan for the institute.
“Her background and experience are the ideal skillset to help lead AMI and the industry into the future with continued growth and success,” institute chairman Stephen Anania said in the release.
As principal of Roberts Consulting, she consulted with associations on projects covering sectors that include housing, economic development, and policy and research evaluation.
Roberts lives in West Nottingham, Pa. She grew up in Chester County.