Pork board looking for new leader

DES MOINES, Iowa – As the national pork industry organizations continue the transition and separation required by the USDA, the National Pork Board is moving forward with its search for a new chief executive officer.

The National Pork Board has established two committees, a transition oversight committee and a CEO search committee.

The Transition Oversight Committee, chaired by board president John Kellogg, is working to see producer priorities of the checkoff are met. Organizationally, members are determining how the pork board can best serve the needs of the producers who invest in the checkoff.

Also, the committee is working to accomplish the programs with its own staff, rather than through a general contractor.

The CEO search committee is chaired by Hugh Dorminy, National Pork Board Vice President from Russellville, Ark. The committee is selecting the executive search firm that will locate candidates for the National Pork Board CEO position.

Progress of both committees is being monitored by USDA.

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