Dr. Ashley Peterson has joined the National Chicken Council staff as vice president of science and technology, succeeding Steve Pretanik, who retired.

Previously, Peterson served as vice president of government relations for the United Egg Producers. Her responsibilities will include food safety, poultry inspection and animal welfare as well as keeping her finger on the pulse of initiatives within the regulatory agencies.


In addition, Mary Colville has been promoted from director of government relations to vice president of government affairs.