Board and Staff
Craig AndersenCenterville, SD
Rob BrennemanWashington, IA
Jason BresterSioux City, IA
Bob IveyGoldsboro, NC
Dr. Jeremy PittmanWaverly, VA
Howard (AV) RothWauzeka, WI
Dr. Gordon SpronkPipestone, MN
Duane StatelerMcComb, OH
Jeb StevensOsgood, IN
Lori StevermerEaston, MN
Russ VeringHowells, NE
Howard (AV) RothWauzeka, WI
David HerringLillington, N.C.
Jim HeimerlJohnstown, OH
Ken MaschhoffCarlyle, IL
John WeberDysart, IA
Ron Prestage, DVMCamden, SC
Howard Hill, DVMCambridge, IA
Randy SpronkEdgerton, MN
R.C. HuntWilson, NC
Doug WolfLancaster, WI
Sam CarneyAdair, IA
Don ButlerClinton, NC
Bryan BlackCanal Winchester, OH
Jill AppellAltona, IL
Joy PhilippiBruning, NE
Don BuhlTyler, MN
Keith BerryGreen Castle, IN
Trang AndersonOffice Manager
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.
Dr. Marie BuckoScience and Technology Advisor
Dr. Marie BuckoAs the Science and Technology Advisor Dr. Marie Bucko is responsible for the development and implementation of food safety programs related to potential parasitic, microbial or chemical hazards, understanding and responding to relevant pre- and post-harvest food safety and human nutrition issues, and addressing issues of animal handling in market channels.
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.
Andrew FisherManager of Congressional Relations
Andrew FisherAs Manager of Congressional Relations, Fisher tracks legislative activity, carries out daily organization of NPPC’s Political Action Committee— PorkPAC— and supports the Vice President & Counsel, Global Government Affairs in government relations activity.
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 partners with Andrew Fisher 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 agenda. Frye reports to NPPC Vice President and Counsel, Global Government Affairs Nick Giordano and is a registered lobbyist.