The National Pork Producers Council has promoted Audrey Adamson to the position of assistant vice president for public policy in its Washington, D.C., office.

“This is a well-deserved promotion and reflects Audrey’s dedicated service to NPPC and to the U.S. pork industry,” says Kirk Ferrell, NPPC’s vice president for public policy. “As an example, because of her tireless efforts, the 2008 Farm Bill contains a number of provisions that will benefit pork producers.”

Adamson previously was NPPC’s director of government relations, overseeing the organization’s lobbying efforts on legislative issues, assisting in policy development and representing NPPC before Congress, federal agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Prior to joining NPPC, Adamson served as the Washington Office Director for the 13-state Midwestern Governors’ Association. She worked on the 2002 Farm Bill and on regional energy and agriculture emergency response issues. While working for Science Applications International Corporation, she managed several programs related to the U.S. Department of Energy’s environmental clean-up at nuclear weapons complexes and on technology transfer programs. Earlier in her career, Adamson worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce on a variety of international trade issues related to the steel, machine tool and semiconductor industries.

"Audrey is well-respected throughout the agricultural and meat-processing industries and on Capitol Hill,” says Ferrell. “Pork producers could have no better advocate than Audrey.”

Source: National Pork Producers Council