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AMSA Presents AMI President and CEO with Special Recognition Award

Thursday, June 25, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) presented AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle with its Special Recognition Award Tuesday at the 62nd Annual Reciprocal Meat Conference, held in Rogers, Arkansas.

The award was established to honor individuals for truly significant, exceptional and lasting service to either the AMSA or the meat industry.

Steve Campano, executive vice president of Trumark, a division of Hawkins, Inc.,  who also served as AMSA president, explained that the award is not an annual award, but rather is presented for exceptional service as recognized and endorsed by the AMSA board of directors. 

 “This year, J. Patrick Boyle of the American Meat Institute is recognized for his dedicated service to the meat industry, for his staunch support of its members, and for his daily efforts to improve conditions and resolve issues critical to the health of the industry and its workers,” said Campano, who presented the award.

Campano noted that Boyle has spent more than two decades at the helm of AMI where he has campaigned tirelessly for improved food safety, employee rights, immigration issues, nutrition and health concerns, animal welfare, meat imports and exports and other regulatory and legislative issues.  Additionally, Boyle also serves with the Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative on the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee and is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100, Campano noted.

“I am honored by this special recognition and accept it on behalf of AMI's members, our directors and my professional colleagues at the Institute.” Boyle said. “I have long valued our partnership with AMSA because of the many contributions they have made to the area of meat science and I look forward to continuing our work together in the years to come.”

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