Roberta Wagner is vice president of regulatory and technical affairs at the Consumer Brands Association.

Wagner spent 33 years in public service, most recently as the assistant administrator of the Office of Policy and Program Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the agency’s lead policy position. Just prior to this she served as the deputy administrator of the Office of Field Operations at USDA’s FSIS where she assisted with providing leadership to a workforce of 7,800 inspection program personnel, including consumer safety officers and inspectors, public health veterinarians and food inspectors.

Wagner began her regulatory career at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the Office of Regulatory Affairs’ (ORA) Baltimore District Office in 1987, where she worked for nearly 30 years. Wagner also held the position of Assistant Commissioner for Operations in the ORA for two years, providing leadership to ORA’s field force, including investigators, compliance officers, laboratory staff and the ORA headquarters components that supported and interfaced with the field organization.

Previously, Wagner served as a director of the Office of Compliance in FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). Wagner later served as the CFSAN Deputy Director for Regulatory Affairs and Associate Director for Food Safety Modernization Act Operations.

Wagner holds a bachelor of science in biological science with a minor in environmental science from Hiram College. She also holds a master of science in biochemistry from Bowling Green State University. She lives in in Harford County, Maryland, a Baltimore City suburb, and always keeps her house stocked with a myriad of CPG products that span the spectrum from food and beverages, dietary supplements and over the counter drugs, to household and personal care packaged goods.

Roberta Wagner

Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Consumer Brands Association