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Export and Regulatory Expert William James, DVM, MPH, Joins AMI International Affairs Staff

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
 

Washington, D.C. — The American Meat Institute (AMI) has announced the addition of export and regulatory expert William James, DVM, MPH, to its international affairs staff.

In his position of director of international trade, James will handle a wide range of issues essential to AMI, including meat market access and other regulatory concerns.

James recently retired from the USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) after 28 years.  During his career he held management positions in the operations, policy, science, and international offices.  James was a member of the Senior Executive Service, and was the agency’s Chief Public Health Veterinarian. James also has extensive experience in humane slaughter issues.

James is a graduate of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, and received the degree of Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

“Dr. James’ expertise will be of enormous value to our members,” said AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle. “We are happy to have him on the AMI team.”

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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 United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., 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.

 

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