Stu Kushner, CAE

Director of Communications and Membership

Stu joined the RGI team in 2018 as Director of Communications and Membership. He graduated from Indiana University in 2014 with a degree in journalism with a second concentration in English composition and a specialization in news reporting and writing. Stu earned the Certified Association Executives (CAE) certification in 2020.

Prior to working for RGI, Stu worked at a Washington, D.C.-based association management company where he held various communications roles primarily with Pickle Packers International and the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association. He’s also held roles with the American Meat Institute, the American Frozen Food Institute and Global Cold Chain Alliance.

Stu is an expert in member engagement, new member recruitment strategies, writing and website management. He enjoys being able to work with many industries and helping people succeed in their line of work.

In his spare time, you can find Stu performing improv with ComedySportz Indy, cheering on the Washington Capitals and other D.C. sports teams as well as spending time with his adorable cats – Chloe, Arnold and Ralph.