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NAMA Awards Ken Mastracchio Highest Honor

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Rancho Mirage - North American Meat Association gave its highest honor, the E. Floyd Forbes Award, to longtime staff member Ken Mastracchio at a ceremony held during the association's Annual Meeting on Friday, March 21, 2014. 

As former Executive Associate Director of Regulatory Issues and current Associate Director, Ken Mastracchio provides exemplary regulatory assistance to NAMA members and has done so since he joined the staff in May of 1993. He works hard to keep NAMA members in operation, and has helped them to be the best operators possible. Whether removing regulatory roadblocks, finding consulting experts, or alerting members to new challenges, Ken is steadfast in standing by members during times of crisis. He has a B.S. in Agricultural Science from Ohio State University. 

"This award is presented annually to a person who has distinguished himself, in this case, through his service for greater than twenty years to the members of our organization," said NAMA Co-President Tony Gahn, Jr., of Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Gahn Meat Company, Inc., during the awards presentation held at the association's Meat Industry Management Conference. 

The E. Floyd Forbes is named for the visionary who guided formation of the NAMA's predecessor the Western States Meat Packers Association in 1946. It has been presented annually for excellence, commitment and dedication to the industry since 1957. 

With representatives in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and a community of more than 600 companies, North American Meat Association provides its members exceptional regulatory advocacy, educational opportunities, and a spirit of partnership that is unique in the industry.

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