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National Pork Board Names New CEO


The National Pork Board announced Wednesday that William J. Even will serve as the organization’s CEO starting next week. Currently based in South Dakota, Even is Global Industry Relations Lead with DuPont Pioneer and previously served as South Dakota’s Secretary of Agriculture. National Pork Board President Derek Sleezer says he feels confident in Even’s experience to “build and lead teams to meet the growing demand for protein in the U.S. and abroad.” Even and his family own and operate a fifth-generation diversified crop and livestock operation near Humbolt, South Dakota. Even will begin on June 6, and his first week as CEO will include attending the National Pork Board’s June Board of Directors meeting and World Pork Expo.

Source: NAFB News Service