A Welcome Message to New and Prospective Members from NAMI President and CEO Julie Anna Potts
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) is a membership association that represents all sectors of the meat and poultry industry – packers, processors, suppliers and allied companies up and down the food value chain – from large, multi-national companies to small, family-owned businesses. NAMI is member governed, member driven and consumer focused and is supported by a staff of 40 professionals.
In prioritizing core values like stewardship, community and collaboration, NAMI creates an environment that allows our members’ businesses to succeed and the animal Ag industry as a whole to progress forward.
NAMI advises, informs, encourages and supports the industry and its members every single day, and is the only organization offering such broad and effective representation to the North American animal protein industry.
NAMI offers a wide selection of committees within its membership to allow our members to exchange ideas, engage in focused content and recommend NAMI policies in their primary areas of interest. Each committee has a unique focus area, including: Labor and Employment; Animal Welfare; Communication and Marketing; Cybersecurity; Food Safety; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Environmental Policy; and more.
Last year the Meat Institute and its partners were thrilled to introduce The Protein PACT: For the People, Animals and Climate of Tomorrow. The Protein PACT is the largest-ever effort to strengthen animal protein’s contributions to healthy people, healthy animals, healthy communities and a healthy environment. The Meat Institute and its members are working toward this goal by establishing transparent benchmarks for continuous improvement, setting ambitious targets for progress to align with global goals and committing to communicate our efforts proactively and transparently.
NAMI firmly believes that we succeed when you succeed. It is through your active involvement in the association that your organization and other member companies derive benefits from belonging to the Meat Institute. Your company’s willingness to invest your time, expertise and leadership will enable us to better serve our members and your industry.
If you are already a member, we thank you. If you are not, please consider joining NAMI and learn more about we offer here. Now, more than ever, this industry must stand together.
Julie Anna Potts
NAMI President and CEO