The National Pork Producers Council has named Laurie Hueneke international trade specialist in its Washington, D.C., office.

“Laurie will be a great addition to our trade team,” says Nick Giordano, NPPC’s counsel for international trade policy. “She will be an important asset to pork producers.”
 
Most recently, Hueneke was senior biologics specialist with Medtronic Inc. in Minneapolis, Minn., where she developed and implemented strategic global sourcing strategies for pork and beef products. Among her other professional experiences, Hueneke was a marketing associate for Gateway Natural Meats of Bellevue, Iowa, and worked as an economic assistant in USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

Hueneke received bachelor’s degrees in animal science and international agriculture from IowaStateUniversity and a master’s degree in international agriculture trade and development from OklahomaStateUniversity. She is scheduled to begin her duties at NPPC Jan. 16.

Source: NPPC news release