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American Meat Institute Names Marie E. DeLucia Director of Education and Professional Development

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Washington, DC—The American Meat Institute (AMI) announced today that Marie E. DeLucia has joined AMI as director of education and professional development.

DeLucia will be responsible for planning and managing AMI's annual convention and major meetings. She also will coordinate all education and training efforts of the AMI Foundation. Prior to joining AMI, DeLucia served as the director of membership communities and services for the Construction Specifications Institute in Alexandria, Va., where she managed continuing education programs, member services and benefits for society members.

Previously, as a manager of professional development at the same company, DeLucia produced online seminars for architects and construction managers and managed certification programs. DeLucia also has worked in various positions for APICS, The Educational Association for Resource Management and World Learning, Inc.

DeLucia has completed coursework for her doctorate (all but dissertation) in education administration and policy, specializing in international education policy, at George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development. She also received her master’s degree in international development studies from George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in political science from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind.

DeLucia is fluent in Italian and was awarded a double major in Italian by the University of Notre Dame and previously taught English in the Czech Republic.

AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Together, AMI's members produce 95 percent of the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the U.S. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the industry. Its affiliate, the AMI Foundation, is a separate 501(c)3 organization that conducts research, education and information projects for the industry.

For more information contact:
Dan Murphy
Vice President, Public Affairs
Josee Meehan
Senior Manager, Public Affairs

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