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Company Overview of North American Meat Institute
North American Meat Institute is a trade association that represents companies that process 95 percent of red meat and 70 percent of turkey in the United States and their suppliers throughout the United States. It manages legislation, regulation, and media activity that impacts the meat and poultry industry and provides updates and analyses to its members. In addition, it conducts scientific research through its Foundation, to help meat and poultry companies improve their plants and their products. The company was formerly known as The American Meat Institute and changed its name to North American Meat Institute in January 2015. The association was founded in 1906 and is based in Washington,...
1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Founded in 1906
Key Executives for North American Meat Institute
Chief Executive Officer and President
Senior Director of Information Technology and Administration
Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Scientific Affairs, and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.
North American Meat Institute Key Developments
North American Meat Institute Announces Management Appointments
Feb 5 15
North American Meat Institute announced the promotion of key Meat Institute and Foundation staff. William Westman has been named senior vice president of international affairs. Westman joined the American Meat Institute (AMI) in 2010 after a 29-year career with the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service. Most recently, Westman was the Agricultural Minister Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, where he was responsible for the overall supervision and management of USDA's overseas operation. Norm Robertson will serve as NAMI's vice president of regulatory services. Robertson previously served as the executive associate director of regulatory issues at the North American Meat Association (NAMA). Prior to joining NAMA, he spent 20 years with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in a variety of in-plant and district office roles. Robertson leads the Meat Institute's efforts to provide timely and effective regulatory assistance to NAMI members. Eric Zito has been named senior director of membership and exposition services. He previously was AMI's director of membership and exposition services, joining the organization in 2006. Zito will oversee NAMI member benefits and recruitment and will assist with exhibit sales for the International Meat Expo and the Annual Meat Conference. Michael Schumpp, formerly AMI's coordinator of legislative and public affairs, has been named manager of public affairs and member communications. In his new role, Schumpp is the editor of the weekly publication, Lean Trimmings. Christina Marmor has been named senior manager of meetings and conference services for NAMI. In this role, she will coordinate and execute all aspects of NAMI and NAMIF meetings. Marmor began her career in 2000 at AMI and then logged 15 years of meeting and conference management experience at other organizations before joining NAMI. Nicole Vetsch, previously AMI's coordinator of education and workforce development, has been named manager of education and workforce development. In her new role, she oversees NAMI and NAMIF award programs, as well as assists in speaker engagement and education programming.
American Meat Institute Announces Executive Changes Effective on January 1, 2014
Dec 12 13
Stephen Sothmann has been named President of the American Meat Institute's division U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association beginning January 1, 2014, following the retirement of current President John Reddington. Sothmann is the current Director of International Affairs for both USHSLA and AMI. Sothmann has served as Director of International Affairs of USHSLA and AMI since August 2011.
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