Lauren Myers is the Regulatory Innovation Manager at Royal Canin located in their St. Charles, Missouri office. With a background in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, she works cross-functionally to enable new and ground-breaking cat and dog first innovations on a global scale, but with a US central focus. She is also responsible for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulatory responsibilities as well as dossier writing. Lauren brings over 10 years of experience with areas of expertise in Cat and Dog foods, Animal Chews, Treats, Supplements, and Drugs, Consumer pesticide products, 25(B) Products, Pesticide Devices, Aquatics, as well as Fertilizers and Plant Foods. Within her career, Lauren has been an active industry participant leading countless industry work groups, speaking at multiple industry and state lead assembly’s and conferences, and previously chairing the NPIRS Advisory Council at Purdue University. Lauren is also a NPIRS Lifetime member and the recipient of many other awards and accolades. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys traveling the world, singing, and spending quality time with close family and friends.