FDA is Pleased to Announce a Farewell and a Welcome

March 26, 2014
As many of you have heard by now, our very own Katherine Lynn has made a big career change, and while she lives on in our hearts here at FDA, she has moved on to greater glory representing an innovative architectural products company called TAKTL. During her time here she not only filled the very large shoes left by the legendary Joanna Baymiller (Minister of Propaganda, Emeritus), but made the job very much her own and did it brilliantly. We're so grateful to have had her as a colleague for the past five years, and I'm sure that you've all enjoyed working with her as much as we did. We wish her much success in her new enterprise.

And so we'd like you to join us in welcoming Alexa B. Antopol, who is taking over FDA's business development efforts from Katherine. She inherits the title Chief Intelligence Officer until such time as she comes up with a better one or decides it fits (feel free to make suggestions).

Alexa holds a B.F.A. in theater production from Emerson College, and an M.L.I.S. and an archives certificate from Pratt Institute. In 2013, she completed Community Emergency Response Team training through the New York City Office of Emergency Management, so she's ready for anything.

Previously she spent eight years as the reference and research librarian at OPERA America, the national service organization for professionals working in the field of opera. Additionally, she held production administration positions at Glimmerglass Opera (now The Glimmerglass Festival), was a stage manager in the Juilliard Professional Intern Program and for the Juilliard School Concert Office, and held customer service and operations positions at Rose Brand, one of the nation's largest theatrical suppliers.

Alexa is a member of the Theta Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the national library and information studies honor society; the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights for members of the comics community; and the National Center for Science Education, which defends teaching the theory of evolution in public schools.

She and her husband, author Nicholas Kaufmann, live in historic Crown Heights with two cats (one with special needs and one who merely behaves as such). Together, they enjoy rambling walks through Brooklyn, reading, and the universe in general. Alexa brings a unique skill to FDA's team: she is licensed to officiate at marriages in New York City. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.

You can contact Alexa at aantopol@fda-online.com or at +1 (212) 691-3020.