Board of Directors

The main policy making body of the Council is the board of directors. The board is composed of 18 district directors elected by the membership. In addition, allied industry and meat processors are represented on the board by one director each. The state officers and any individual from North Carolina serving in a national pork industry position serve as directors at large. Representatives of N.C. State University, N.C. State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and the N.C. Department of Agriculture serve as non-voting members of the board.

The board meets four times each year with an occasional organizational meeting held in conjunction with the annual meeting.

2018 Officers

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

At large 

Industry Representatives

  • Tommy Neese, III, Greensboro – NC Meat Processors
  • Gene Nemechek, Wilson – Associate Representative

National Representatives

Ex Officio

  • Neil Bowman, NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Marketing Division
  • Dr. Paula Cray, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University
  • Steve Lommel — College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NC State University
  • Dr. Ralph Noble – College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, NC A&T State University
  • Dr. Todd See — College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NC State University

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