Board of Directors
The AMSA Board of Directors is elected by the membership of the association. Each year, a nominations committee puts forward at least two candidates for each position being elected.
The board consists of the Executive Committee (President-Elect, President, Past President and Treasurer) and six directors. The directors serve two-year terms. The Executive Director is the chief staff officer of the association and serves as an exofficio member of the board.
Board members' terms begin at the end of the annual Reciprocal Meat Conference.
Past Presidents of AMSA
2012-13 Board of Directors
President - Scott J. Eilert, Cargill
President Elect - Robert J. Delmore, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Past President - William "Benjy" Mikel, Mississippi State University
Treasurer - Casey B. Frye, Burke Corporation
Betsy L. Booren, (2014 RMC Chair), American Meat Institute
Ann T. Brackenridge, Cargill
Jerry E. Cannon, Hormel Foods Corporation
Dana J. Hanson (2013 RMC Chair), North Carolina State University
Steven T. Larsen, National Pork Board
Susan D. Shivas, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Thomas Powell, American Meat Science Association