NAMI is a national trade association that represents companies that process 95 percent of red meat and 70 percent of turkey products in the US and their suppliers throughout America.
Headquartered in metropolitan Washington, DC, NAMI keeps its fingers on the pulse of legislation, regulation and media activity that impacts the meat and poultry industry and provides rapid updates and analyses to its members to help them stay informed. In addition, NAMI conducts scientific research through its Foundation designed to help meat and poultry companies improve their plants and their products. The Institute's many meetings and educational seminars also provide excellent networking and information-sharing opportunities for members of the industry.
NAMI is governed by elected leaders and
staffed by 32 professionals. NAMI elected
leaders include three officers plus the
President and CEO, as well as a 107-person
Board of Directors and a 40-person Executive
Board. Representatives on both of these bodies
include leaders in both the supplier and
packer/processor segments of the industry. NAMI
has also created operating groups, called
and advisory committees, within its membership
to allow member companies to recommend NAMI
policies in their primary areas of interest.
Policy committees focus on broad functional and
operational areas and develop policy
recommendations for specific issues within
these areas. Advisory committees provide
specialized advice to policy