October 25, 2023
The Meat Institute selected 20 participants for its 2024 Emerging Leaders Program, which promotes and develops future leaders in the meat and poultry industry.
“The Emerging Leader Class of 2024 is a well-rounded, talented group of individuals serving our member companies in a variety of roles from human resources to food safety to operations and more,” said Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts. “This is a valuable program for the industry’s next generation but also for our membership at large. Past participants have formed strong relationships with leading industry experts while also expanding their understanding of other aspects of meat processing beyond their field of expertise."
This unique program – sponsored by SEE – will provide Emerging Leaders with networking events, an industry mentor to guide them on their leadership journey, exclusive leadership programming and access to Meat Institute board meetings for better understanding of broad industry initiatives and priorities. Participants also gain knowledge at both the industry level and operational level of goals for continuous improvement as determined by the Protein PACT.
Throughout the length of the program, participants will receive complimentary registration for the Protein PACT conferences, Meat Institute annual conferences and Meat Institute webinars.
Participants were nominated by their coworkers and selected based on their commitment to continuous improvement in the industry, their leadership potential, and the individual initiative they’ve demonstrated.
The class of 2024 includes:
Alex Brandt, Certified Group
Amber Larson, American Foods Group
Caitlin Hamstra, Birchwood Foods
Chloe Carson, Smithfield Foods
Chris Johnson, Kent Quality Foods
Daniel Guadian, Caviness Beef Packers
Elizabeth Walls, Fulton Market Group
Grace Houston, Triumph Foods
Jeffrey Saxon, FPL Foods, LLC
John Marihugh, United Producers, Inc.
Joshua Cassar, HACCP Assurance Services
Molly Miller, Tyson Foods
Neil Corbin, IQ Foods
Nick Lahm, Greate Plains Beef LLC
Oliver Hoad, APPI Energy
Pernesia Nellum, OSI LLC
Raven Kropf, Teys USA
Rob Ames, Corbion
Sid Cunningham, Seaboard Triumph Foods
Travis Arp, JBS USA
This annual program will accept applications for the 2025 class next Fall. Contact Megan McCullough with questions or for further details.
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