Pepin tuma

Pepin Tuma, J.D.


Pepin Tuma leads GFI’s legislative team in advancing state and federal legislative initiatives that remove hurdles and leverage resources to promote progress on alternative proteins.

Areas of expertise: legislative advocacy, food and nutrition policy, coalition building, campaign strategy

Pepin uses he/him pronouns.

Prior to joining GFI, Pepin worked for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for more than eleven years, most recently as the Senior Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs. In that role, he led state and federal legislative and regulatory initiatives advancing the mission of the world’s largest association of food and nutrition health professionals. Before that, Pepin had his own law and policy practice where he counseled corporate and nonprofit clients on legislative and regulatory initiatives and compliance and obtained significant experience working on political campaigns and as a law firm associate. He holds a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in history and government from the College of William and Mary.