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Faculty Announced for AMIF Executive Development Program for the Meat Industry at Northwestern University

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Washington, D.C. - Space is filling up quickly for the American Meat Institute Foundation’s Executive Education Program for the Meat and Poultry Industry, April 11-13, 2007 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

This special, three-day, all-inclusive education program (meals and lodging are included in the registration fee) will help attendees renew their management, marketing and leadership abilities with instruction from a team of four expert faculty from Northwestern’s top-ranked J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. The popular program, which AMI offered in the 1990s, has been updated to address key issues in today’s business climate including these courses: Leadership Challenges and Requirements in a Turbulent Business World, Management of Organizational Change, Leveraging and Rejuvenating your Brand, Legal Liabilities and Corporate Responsibility, and Financial Decisions and Value Creation.

Leading the seminar will be:

Timothy Calkins, academic director for AMIF Executive Development Program and clinical professor of marketing. In addition to his teaching duties, co-academic director of Kellogg’s branding program and is co-editor of Kellogg on Branding. In 2006, he was awarded the Lawrence G. Lavengood Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, the top teaching award at the Kellogg School of Management.

Brenda Ellington Booth, academic director of executive programs and clinical assistant professor of management and organizations. She currently serves as academic director for a number of Kellogg programs and custom executive education programs for U.S. and international firms. In prior years at Kellogg, Ellington Booth was awarded the Doctoral Teaching Award for Exceptional Teaching Performance.

Stephen Presser, Raoul Berger professor of legal history, professor of law and professor of business law. Presser is a leading American legal historian and an expert on shareholder liability for corporate debts and is frequently invited before committees in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on issues of constitutional law. He holds a joint appointment with the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the Northwestern University School of Law.

Tim Feddersen, Wendell Hobbs professor of managerial economics and decision sciences. Feddersen’s teaching and research interests are in political economy with a specific interest in democratic institutions and their adaptations to online settings. Some of his current projects include activists and markets, information aggregation and participation in elections and legislative bargaining. He currently serves on the editorial board of Political Analysis, Games and Economic Behavior.

Program participants will stay on campus in the James L. Allen Center, an executive education center that features 150 sleeping rooms, classrooms, dining rooms and lounges. Meals are included in the course and encourage teamwork and idea-exchanges among industry peers.

Space is limited to 35 participants to ensure an optimal learning experience and is open to all employees throughout the meat and poultry industry. For additional information and to register, visit the Events/Education section of MeatAMI.com or contact AMI’s Director of Education and Professional Development Marie Ternieden at mternieden@meatinstitute.org or at (202) 587-4228

For more information contact:
Patrick Wilson
Manager, Public Affairs
Janet Riley
Sr. Vice President, Public Aff

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