DENVER, COLO. — The Upcycled Food Association (UFA) has promoted Angie Crone to interim chief executive officer of the nonprofit and its affiliated 501(c)3, the Upcycled Food Foundation.

She will oversee UFA’s efforts to catalyze the upcycled economy through direct capital investments, research and connecting upcycled foods manufacturers with surplus ingredients and byproducts.

UFA’s current CEO and co-founder, Turner Wyatt, will step down from the position after three years and transition into the role of strategic advisor.

“Angie is one of the most professional leaders I have ever met,” Wyatt said. “She is deeply invested in the upcycled movement, beloved by the team, respected by our members and is hungry to accomplish the organization’s goals.”

Ms. Crone joined the nonprofit in February as the head of programs and member services and brings multiple years of food industry experience to the leadership team. She previously worked for online grocer Imperfect Foods and was the interim head of consumer packed goods for Fair Trade USA.

Ms. Crone holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Shepherd University and a master’s degree in environmental science and policy from Columbia University.