The American Feed Industry Association has selected Constance Cullman, the current President of Farm Foundation, as its next president and CEO. She also becomes the president of the industry’s public charity, which is the Institute for Feed Education and Research. Cullman officially joins the AFIA on July 29. AFIA Board of Directors Chair Bruce Crutcher says their selection committee interviewed a diverse range of candidates. “We were looking for someone who’s a visionary leader with strong communication skills and has proven they could bring together teams across the organization and industry to lead on priority issues,” Crutcher says. “Constance Cullman not only has a high track record of success, but she also has the vision, integrity, and the passion necessary for leading the U.S. animal food industry into its next chapter.” Cullman has been the president and CEO of Farm Foundation for the past three years. Joe Swedberg, Chair of the Farm Foundation Board of Directors, says, “Over the past three years with Constance leading the team, Farm Foundation has strengthened its role as a convener of all voices in the food and agriculture sector and as a source of objective analysis.” Swedberg says under Cullman’s leadership, the Foundation’s work has tackled challenging issues like innovation, infrastructure, antimicrobial use, broadband access, and the Farm Foundation Food and Agricultural Trade Resource Center.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting.