The Animal Agriculture Alliance elected Paul Pressley, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, chairman of its board of directors on April 30. USPOULTRY has been an active member of the Alliance for 24 years, and Pressley will serve a two-year term as chairman. 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 Pressley.

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"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."

Pressley is Executive Vice President of Industry Programs for the U.S. 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 programs. He is a 30-plus year veteran of the poultry industry, having spent 25 years with Gold Kist Inc. before joining USPOULTRY.