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Pressley Appointed Chairman of Animal Ag Alliance

07 May 2013

US - The Animal Agriculture Alliance has elected Paul Pressley of the US Poultry & Egg Association as chairman of its board of directors.

USPoultry has been an active member of the Alliance for 24 years. Mr Pressley will serve a two-year term as chairman of the Alliance.

The Alliance’s board of directors consists of representatives from all major sectors of animal agriculture.

"I look forward to working with Kay and the Alliance staff. The Alliance has been a strong voice for all of animal agriculture for over 25 years. Now, more than ever, the ability to unite the industry across species lines is critical to responding to animal welfare issues,” remarked Mr Pressley.

“We look forward to having Paul serve as our chairman,” said President and CEO, Kay Johnson Smith. “His insight and continued leadership will provide critical guidance to ensure that the Alliance remains a leader in uniting all sectors of animal agriculture.”

Mr Pressley is Executive Vice President of Industry Programs for the US Poultry & Egg Association where he is responsible for the strategic management of USPoultry’s technical and education services including food safety, production, worker safety and environmental programmes.

He is a 30+ year veteran of the poultry industry, having spent 25 years with Gold Kist Inc. before joining USPoultry.

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