Denise Veldhuizen

Denise Veldhuizen
Assistant Vice President of Operations and Human Resources
Operations & State and National Relations

Denise Veldhuizen is the Assistant Vice President of Operations and Human Resources at the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). In her role, she oversees recruiting, staff training, and employee development, along with managing payroll, employee benefits, and corporate insurance. Additionally, Veldhuizen directs organizational functions, oversees the accounting team, IT services, and ensures smooth office operations at NPPC.

Veldhuizen started her career at NPPC as an Environmental Project Manager where she focused on the Environmental Assurance Program, On Farm Odor and Assistance, and environmental standards development within the industry. She then transitioned into operations, administration and human resources for Validus and Praedium Ventures, LLC, a company previously owned by NPPC, before returning to NPPC as the Director of Operations.

Veldhuizen earned a B.S. in Agriculture Studies from Iowa State University.