Indiana Pork Names Leader

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Indiana Pork has promoted Josh Trenary to executive director. He most recently served as the nonprofit's director of business development. Trenary succeeds Mike Platt. July 23, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Indiana Pork has named Josh Trenary as its new executive director effective August 2. Trenary will replace Mike Platt who served the organization for more than seven years. The selection was made after a nationwide search conducted by a committee of Indiana pork producers. Trenary previously served as Director of Business Development at Indiana Pork.

"We are very pleased to announce this selection," said Heather Hill, President of the Indiana Pork Board and chairman of the search committee. "Over the past five years, Josh has proven himself to be an asset to the organization in multiple ways. He is an attorney who is also skilled in organization management. We feel this combination will serve Indiana's pork producers well."

Trenary grew up on a corn, soybean and livestock farm in Clinton County, Indiana. After receiving his undergraduate degree in management from Purdue University, he returned to his home county to sell crop insurance and raise hogs as a contract grower for Excel Co-Op. Trenary always had an interest in agricultural law, so when his wife's career took them both to Jacksonville, Florida he decided to enroll in law school at the Florida Coastal School of Law. After returning to the Indianapolis area and completing his third year of law school at IU-Indianapolis, Trenary went to work for Indiana Pork where he is responsible for advocacy activities at the local and state levels for legislative and regulatory issues and is in charge of membership for the organization. Trenary is appointed to the National Pork Producers Council's Environmental Policy Committee as well as being vice chair of the Agricultural Law section of the Indiana State Bar Association and a member of the American Agricultural Law Association.

"I am excited to take a new step in my career, and I'm especially glad to continue representing Indiana's pork farmers. The relationships I have built over the past few years with organization staff, producers and other agricultural groups has provided me with excellent guidance moving forward. I look forward to working with this terrific group of people even more extensively in my expanded role at Indiana Pork," said Trenary.

Indiana Pork is a not-for-profit association representing Indiana's 3,000 family pork farmers through the pork checkoff program. Learn more at www.indianapork.com

Source: Indiana Pork