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General Session Speaker and Former CIA Director Michael Hayden Delivers Message to AMI Attendees

Friday, April 1, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

In a new message to 2011 AMI Expo attendees, General Session Speaker Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA), highlights the topics he will cover in his address, focused on current political situations around the world.

To view Hayden’s message, click here: http://www.amiexpo.com/hayden.

Hayden’s message comes just days after his appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, where he discussed the CIA and its role in today’s world.

To read more about Hayden’s appearance on Meet the Press, click here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23866794/ns/meet_the_press/.

After nearly 40 years in the U.S. Air Force, Hayden became director of the CIA in May of 2006, capping a career in service to the United States. Originally appointed by President Bill Clinton to the post of director of the National Security Agency (NSA), Hayden became the longest-tenured NSA director, serving from 1999-2005.

From April of 2005 to May of 2006, Hayden was the number one military intelligence officer in the country, serving as deputy director of National Intelligence. In this capacity, he oversaw the entire intelligence community, including the CIA, NSA, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office. He directed all four agencies to make them work as a unit while maintaining the specialties and unique qualities that made them successful.

The 2011 AMI Meat, Poultry & Seafood Convention will be held April 13-16, 2011, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. For more information, go to http://www.amiexpo.com/.

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