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Beth Lambert, Herbalist & Alchemist CEO, Honored as AHPA Herbal Hero

Washington, NJ, (March 21, 2007) The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) honored Beth Lambert, CEO of Herbalist & Alchemist along with two outstanding industry contributors at its recent Member Breakfast Meeting, March 8, 2007 at the Anaheim, California, Convention Center, in conjunction with Natural Products Expo West. This is the second year of the AHPA Awards, which acknowledge individuals and organizations that make substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry.

The 2007 AHPA Awards were presented to:

  • 2007 AHPA Hero: Beth Lambert, CEO of Herbalist & Alchemist (Washington, NJ). The AHPA Hero is an individual who makes outstanding contributions to AHPA committees or initiatives.
  • 2007 AHPA Herbal Insight Award: Joseph Betz, PhD, Director of the Dietary Supplement Methods and Reference Materials Program, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health (Washington, DC).The AHPA Herbal Insight Award honors those individuals or non-commercial organizations that have a significant impact on furthering knowledge and understanding of botanicals and their uses.
  • 2007 AHPA Herbal Industry Leader: Traditional Medicinals (Sebastopol, CA).The AHPA Herbal Industry Leader is presented to companies that set an example of outstanding business practice or organizations that work to move the industry forward above and beyond normal business practice.

“Each of the 2007 AHPA Awards recipients has provided unique leadership on issues that are important to AHPA and our members,” said Michael McGuffin, AHPA’s president. “Their contributions over the years are worthy of special thanks, and we are honored to acknowledge them. Their work has wide-ranging effects on this industry as well as this association, as they set high standards that others would do well to match.”

Beth Lambert was named the 2007 AHPA Hero because of her invaluable contributions to AHPA over the years.

“I’m very honored by this recognition,” she said. “I must say that working with such wonderful people — both the association’s staff and individuals from other member companies — makes it easy and enjoyable to work with AHPA.”

In his presentation, Michael McGuffin noted, “She was first elected to AHPA’s Board of Trustees in 2000, and has served as the Board vice chair and then chair from 2003 to 2006. Her involvement in AHPA committees sets a high standard: She currently serves as chair of AHPA’s Education Committee, and for the past three years has helped to guide the development of AHPA’s educational tele-seminars, which provide useful and important education at an excellent price that small member companies can afford. She also assists several other AHPA committees, including Botanical Raw Materials, Government Relations, and the Animal Products Committees. Beth also serves as the chair of the newly instituted AHPA Foundation for Education & Research on Botanicals, guiding that 501(c)(3) non-profit as it launches its initiatives.

Somehow, she has contributed all this to AHPA, and thereby the industry as a whole, while also tending to her “other” responsibilities as CEO of Herbalist & Alchemist. Throughout it all, Beth works with quiet grace, and determined focus to serve the needs of all of AHPA’s constituents.”

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