The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association announces the promotion of Gwen Venable to vice president of communications. Since joining the USPOULTRY staff in December of 2010, she has served as director of communications. She was previously marketing manager for Marel Stork Poultry Processing.

Venable is responsible for the association's comprehensive communications program, including news releases, social media, News & Views quarterly print newsletter, and the daily electronic USPOULTRYWire newsletter. She also directs the strategic marketing and promotion for all of the organization's industry services and events, including seminars and conferences, research, and the annual International Production & Processing Expo.

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A Georgia native, Venable received her masters of business administration degree from the University of Georgia. She has more than 20 years of corporate communications and marketing experience.

"We are pleased to announce this promotion for Gwen," said John Starkey, USPOULTRY president. "Since joining the association, she has demonstrated a consistently high standard of professionalism and effectiveness managing our communication program. She has rapidly established herself as an integral member of our team."