Board and Staff
Craig AndersenCenterville, SD
Rob BrennemanWashington, IA
Jason BresterSioux City, IA
Bob IveyGoldsboro, NC
Dr. Jeremy PittmanWaverly, VA
Jeb StevensOsgood, IN
Duane StatelerMcComb, OH
Russ VeringHowells, NE
Pat HordBucyrus, OH
Dwight MoglerAlvord, IA
Steve MalakowskyMankato, MN
Jen SorensonServed from 2021–2022 | Ankeny, IA
Jen SorensonServed from 2021–2022 | Ankeny, IA
Howard (AV) RothServed from 2020–2021 | Wauzeka, WI
David HerringServed from 2019–2020 | Lillington, N.C.
Jim HeimerlServed from 2018–2019 | Johnstown, OH
Ken MaschhoffServed from 2017–2018 | Carlyle, IL
John WeberServed from 2016–2017 | Dysart, IA
Ron Prestage, DVMServed from 2015–2016 | Camden, SC
Howard Hill, DVMServed from 2014–2015 | Cambridge, IA
Randy SpronkServed from 2013–2014 | Edgerton, MN
R.C. HuntServed from 2012–2013 | Wilson, NC
Doug WolfServed from 2011–2012 | Lancaster, WI
Sam CarneyServed from 2010–2011 | Adair, IA
Don ButlerServed from 2009–2010 | Clinton, NC
Bryan BlackServed from 2008–2009 | Canal Winchester, OH
Jill AppellServed from 2007–2008 | Altona, IL
Joy PhilippiServed from 2006–2007 | Bruning, NE
Don BuhlServed from 2005–2006 | Tyler, MN
Keith BerryServed from 2004–2005 | Green Castle, IN
Jon CaspersServed from 2003–2004 | Swaledale, IA
David RoperServed from 2002–2003 | Kimberly, ID
Barbara DetermanServed from 2001–2002 | Early, IA
Craig JarolimekServed from 2000–2001 | Forest River, ND
John McNuttServed from 1999–2000 | Tipton, IA
Donna ReifschneiderServed from 1998–1999 | Smithton, IL
Jerry KingServed from 1997–1998 | Victoria, IL
Robert RugglesServed from 1996–1997 | Mesa, AZ
R.H. "Moe" MoheskyServed from 1995–1996 | Sharpsburg, NC
Glen KeppyServed from 1994–1995 | Eldridge, IA
Karl JohnsonServed from 1993–1994 | Mankato, MN
Tim RoseServed from 1992–1993
John HardinServed from 1991–1992 | Danville, IN
Michael WehlerServed from 1990–1991 | Plain, WI
Don GingerichServed from 1989–1990
Ray HankesServed from 1988–1989 | Gibson City, IL
Tom MillerServed from 1987–1988
Ron KahleServed from 1985–1986 | Mansfield, TX
Wayne WalterServed from 1983–1984 | Cape Coral, FL
John SaundersServed from 1981–1982 | Osborn, MO
William BullerServed from 1979–1980
John SoorholtzServed from 1978–1979
Virgil RosendaleServed from 1976–1977 | Gibson City, IL
Gerald BeattieServed from 1974–1975
T. Euel LinerServed from 1972–1973
Roy KeppyServed from 1970–1971
Albert GehlbackServed from 1968–1969
William RothenbergerServed from 1966–1967
James PetersonServed from 1964–1965
Laverne "Dutch" JohnsonServed from 1961–1963
James B. NanceServed from 1957–1960
Wilbur PlagerServed from 1954–1956
Trang AndersonOffice Manager
Dr. Anna ForsethDirector of Animal Health
Dr. Anna ForsethAs Director of Animal Health, Dr. Forseth works on pre-harvest animal health and public health issues. These include animal welfare, antimicrobial use and resistance, and foreign animal disease prevention and preparedness. Dr. Forseth works closely with Dr. Wagstrom and reports to NPPC Science and Technology Legal Counsel Andrew Bailey.
Andrew BaileyScience & Technology, Legal Counsel
Andrew BaileyAs Science & Technology Counsel, Bailey will partner with the Vice President of Global Government Affairs to manage advocacy of NPPC science and technology policies. These policies include, but are not limited to, animal welfare, animal heath, and food safety. The Science & Technology Counsel works closely and collaboratively with NPPC’s Chief Veterinarian and the Vice President of Industry Relations, based in Des Moines, Iowa.
Trachelle CarrInternational Technical Services Specialist
Trachelle CarrThe International Technical Services Specialist assists the NPPC Director of International Affairs, Maria Zieba, with sanitary & phytosanitary (SPS) barriers to trade. Additionally, she works on market access issues that face the U.S. pork industry from an international trade perspective.
Holly CookStaff Economist
Holly CookAs the staff economist, Holly provides economic research, analyses, and other support as needed to NPPC staff across all advocacy issue areas including antitrust, competition, environment, finance, infrastructure, international trade, labor, production, science and technology, tax and transportation. In particular, she works closely with the Manager of Competition, labor, and tax on all matters involving competition and the buying and selling of hogs and pork.
Jack DetiveauxManager of Competition, Labor and Tax Issues
The manager of competition, labor and tax issues is the point person for NPPC on mandatory price reporting, issues related to buying and selling hogs and pork, labor issues, budget and appropriations issues, tax, and industry economic issues. This position reports to NPPC Vice President and Counsel, Global Government Affairs Nick Giordano and is a registered lobbyist.
Michael FormicaAssistant Vice President and General Counsel
Michael FormicaIn his capacity as Assistant Vice President and General Counsel Michael Formica works with federal agencies, the White House and congressional lawmakers on regulatory and legal issues impacting pork and livestock producers.
Jack FryeManager of Congressional Relations
As the Manager of Congressional Relations Jack Frye assists NPPC’s Vice President and Counsel, Global Government Affairs, Nick Giordano in managing the advocacy of NPPC policies with members of Congress and staff. He works closely and collaboratively with all NPPC issue managers to ensure maximum success of NPPC initiatives and its agenda. Frye reports to Giordano and is a registered lobbyist.
Nick GiordanoVice President and Counsel, Global Government Affairs
Nick GiordanoNick Giordano is Vice President and Counsel, Global Government Affairs. He leads NPPC’s DC office and is involved in all aspects of policy issues as they impact the interests of U.S. pork producers. Those issues include, but are not limited to, agriculture; economic; energy; environment; food; immigration; production; science & technology, tax, and trade
Liz WagstromChief Veterinarian
Liz WagstromIn her capacity as chief veterinarian, Dr. Liz Wagstrom works on domestic and international animal health and welfare matters and on farm production, public health and food-safety issues.
Maria ZiebaAssistant Vice President of International Affairs
Maria ZiebaAs the Assistant Vice President of International Affairs, Zieba supports NPPC Vice President and Counsel for Global Government Affairs Nick Giordano regarding international policy and NPPC’s trade policy program which focuses on opening, maintaining and increasing market access for U.S. pork.
Annemarie PenderAssistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Annemarie PenderAs assistant vice president, marketing and communications, Pender has overall responsibility for NPPC communications strategy, planning and execution. She oversees external communications, including media relations and digital communications and supports NPPC’s public policy, industry relations and resource development teams. Pender reports to NPPC CEO Bryan Humphreys.
Chase AdamsManager of Congressional Relations
Chase AdamsAs the manager of congressional relations, Chase Adams partners with Jack Frye to assist NPPC’s Vice President and Counsel, Global Government Affairs, Nick Giordano in managing the advocacy of NPPC policies with members of Congress and staff. He works closely and collaboratively with all NPPC issue managers to ensure maximum success of NPPC initiatives and its advocacy agenda on Capitol Hill. He and Frye also take the lead on budget and appropriations issues. Adams reports to NPPC Vice President and Counsel, Global Government Affairs Nick Giordano and is a registered lobbyist.
Tyler BettinDirector, Producer Services
Tyler BettinThe Director of Producer Services’ primary focus will be working with state pork organizations on the retention, recruitment and building of relationships with our producers investing in NPPC’s Strategic Investment Program (SIP). The position plays a large role with SIP investor awareness of NPPC and state organization programs and policies.
Craig BoellingVice President of Resource Development
Craig BoellingCraig Boelling is the NPPC Vice President of Resource Development. In this position he is responsible for key resource development areas of NPPC which include the Strategic Investment Program, Allied Industry/Alliance and World Pork Expo.
Rebecca CaseyDirector, Industry Resource Development
Rebecca CaseyThe Director of Industry Resource Development works primarily with NPPC’s Pork Alliance program through membership recruitment, retention and sales. This position is also a key member of the World Pork Expo team as they sell sponsorships, raise Pork PAC funds through events and auctions, and work on new business development opportunities for NPPC.
Bryan HumphreysChief Executive Officer
Bryan HumphreysBryan Humphreys is Chief Executive Officer of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). In this position, he is responsible for the overall implementation of all NPPC programs. Humphreys’ position requires him to spend time in both Des Moines, Iowa, the national office of NPPC, and in Washington, D.C.
Doug FrickeDirector of Trade Show Marketing
Doug FrickeDoug Fricke serves as Director of Trade Show Marketing for the National Pork Producers Council’s World Pork Expo and the Iowa Pork Congress. In this joint position, he focuses on developing relationships with exhibiting companies (booth sales) and attendees to ensure that these events continue to offer a valuable service.
Halicia HamlettInvestor and Member Support
As investor and member support, Hamlett serves as the primary support to the resource development team on the day-to-day activities of membership. In this position she works with investors, packers, processors, and allied industry as needed. This position reports to NPPC Vice President of Resource Development Craig Boelling.