The Work of Harry Fornari with the AFOA

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American Fats and Oils Association

A University of Utah graduate, Isaiah Kingston serves Washakie Renewable Energy, LLC, as the chief financial officer. Isaiah Kingston is a member of the American Fats and Oils Association (AFOA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the fats and oils sector.

Each year, AFOA oversees the Harry Fornari Lecture, created in 2001 in honor of the former two-time president of the association. From 1973 until his passing, Harry Fornari served in AFOA, first as a director and later as second executive director and president.

For more than three decades, Fornari was a crucial component in the success of AFOA. Among his achievements is the successful expansion of AFOA, first nationally and then globally. Fornari also prompted the changing of the organization’s name to the American Fats and Oils Association. Fornari oversaw a fourfold membership increase during his tenure.