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New officers, executive committee members also announced

November 21, 2016 – The Animal Agriculture Alliance is excited to welcome Dairy Management Inc. and the North American Meat Institute to its Board of Directors. These two organizations join a diverse group of board members representing all major segments of animal agriculture. The Alliance’s Board of Directors is listed on its website at: http://animalagalliance.org/about/#board

DMI will be represented by Rex Martin, senior vice president of owner relations. Janet Riley, senior vice president of public affairs, will represent Meat Institute. Both organizations will be present at the Alliance’s fall board meeting, set for December 1in Washington, DC.

“We are proud to have DMI and Meat Institute joining our board,” said Kay Johnson Smith, president and CEO of the Alliance. “Rex and Janet both bring considerable experience and expertise to the table, and we will benefit greatly from their leadership.”

The Alliance also announced several new officers and appointments to its executive committee.

  • Dallas Hockman, National Pork Producers Council, joined the executive committee. NPPC has been on the Alliance board for 28 years and represented by Hockman for 6 years.
  • Sarah Novak, American Feed Industry Association, also became a member of the executive committee. AFIA has served on the board since its inception, and Novak has been its representative since 2009.
  • Joel Brandenberger, National Turkey Federation, was elected to serve as Alliance treasurer. Brandenberger has been involved with the Alliance board for 23 years.

“As we reflect this week on what we are thankful for, the Alliance team certainly thinks of our board members and executive committee,” said Smith. “Without their time, talents and guidance, we would not be able to live up to our mission of bridging the communication gap between farm and fork.”

About the Alliance:

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is an industry-united, nonprofit organization that helps bridge the communication gap between farm and fork. We connect key food industry stakeholders to arm them with responses to emerging issues. We engage food chain influencers and promote consumer choice by helping them better understand modern animal agriculture. We protect by exposing those who threaten our nation’s food security with damaging misinformation.
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