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 and Consumer Services 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.

2020 Officers

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

Industry Representatives

National Representatives

  • Deborah Ballance, Fremont — NPB Director
  • David Herring, Lillington — NPPC Past President
  • Bob Ivey, Beaufort — NPPC Director
  • Kraig Westerbeek, Warsaw — NPPC Director

Ex Officio

  • Dr. Antoine Alston — College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, NC A&T State University
  • Neil Bowman — NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Marketing Division
  • Dr. Juliana Ferreira — College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University
  • Dr. Steve Lommel — College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NC State University
  • Dr. Todd See — College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NC State University