Paula Stegeman fills a new role at the Arlington, Va.-based Food Marketing Institute, as vice president of business planning and development.

Stegeman, who spent eight years with the Washington, D.C.-based Grocery Manufacturers Association, leaving the association as vice president of supply chain and technology.

Stegeman was most recently president of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council., also based in Washington, D.C.

“Pam brings a breadth of experience that will be tremendously helpful to FMI as we create and develop new business opportunities for the organization,” said Leslie Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of FMI.