Our board members are the visible embodiment of our commitment to securing the future of animal agriculture. It is through their dedication to the entire animal agriculture community—and the Alliance—that we are able to achieve our goals and gain real progress toward our mission of safeguarding the future of animal agriculture and its value to society by bridging the communication gap between the farm and food communities.
Board member Zoetis


Christina Lood

Chairman of the Board

Morning Fresh Farms

Derek Yancey


National Turkey Federation

Joel Brandenberger


Board member Alltech


Claire Boudwin

American Farm Bureau Federation

Scott Bennett

American Feed Industry Association

Sarah Novak
Board member ANCW

American National CattleWomen, Inc.

Pamela Griffin
Board member American Sheep Industry Association

American Sheep Industry Association

Chase Adams
Board member American Veal Association

American Veal Association

David Grant


Nick Wolfenden, Ph.D


Laura Moser

Cooper Farms

Terry Wehrkamp

Dairy Farmers of America

David Darr
Board member DMI

Dairy Management Inc.

Lisa McComb
Board member Elanco

Elanco Animal Health

Colleen Parr Decker

Farm Journal Media

Cliff Becker

Genus PIC

Narender Nehra, Ph.D

Hy-Line North America

Pete Block

Iowa Soybean Association

Aaron Putze
Board member Merck

Merck Animal Health

Jessica Meisinger, Ph.D

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Chase DeCoite
Tom Super

National Chicken Council

Tom Super

National Corn Growers Association

Mike Lefever

National Pork Board

Brett Kaysen, Ph.D.
Board member NPPC

National Pork Producers Council

Dallas Hockman

New Mexico State University

Robert Hagevoort, Ph.D

North American Meat Institute

Eric Mittenthal


Adam Proctor


Stewart Leeth

Texas Cattle Feeders Association

Josh Winegarner
Board member United Egg Producers

United Egg Producers

Chad Gregory

United Soybean Board

Charles Cannatella

U.S. Poultry and Egg Association

Rafael Rivera