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Vonnie Shepherd


Following 28 years in quality assurance with Anheuser-Busch, in 2010 Vonnie joined AFB International at its North American Headquarters in St. Charles, Mo., USA, as senior manager of quality assurance. Vonnie’s role expanded as AFB added plants in Argentina and Brazil. Today, she is AFB’s director of global quality assurance, overseeing quality at plants around the world.

“We work cross-functionally with the research and development, procurement, operations, customer service and regulatory teams to provide service to both our internal teams and the customer,” says Vonnie. “Together we make sure our products meet consistent high-quality standards, regardless of where they are produced around the globe.”

Outside of work, Vonnie has many interests. She is writing a collection of short stories based on her real-life adventures and owns a cupcake shop in St. Louis where customers can get confections for themselves and their canine family members! Vonnie and husband Steve have two adult children and are pet parents to Emmerson, their beloved Yorkipoo. Emmerson loves to run on the beach with his family when they spend time in Rosemary Beach, Fla., their home away from home.