Stakeholders Summit
May 8-9 | Kansas City, Missouri

2019 Annual Stakeholders Summit Agenda

Tuesday, May 7th

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 8th

7:00 AM


8:00 AM

Welcome from the Alliance: Connect

Kay Johnson Smith, President and CEO, Animal Agriculture Alliance
Allyson Jones-Brimmer, Director of Industry Relations, Animal Agriculture Alliance

8:00 AM

Gathering Around the Table

Tyne Morgan, Host, U.S. Farm Report - 2019 Summit moderator

8:15 AM

Setting the Table: Consumer Focus Group

Moderated by Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal, 210 Analytics

9:45 AM


10:15 AM

A New Label on the Table: One Health Certified Program

G. Donald Ritter, DVM, Director of Technical Marketing, Mountaire Farms Inc.

11:00 AM

From Birth to Burger: Industry-Led Beef Supply Chain Animal Welfare & Sustainability Efforts

Kristen Parman, Vice President, Membership Services, Livestock Marketing Association
Debbie Lyons-Blythe, Rancher, Blythe Angus
Justin Nelson, Vice President, Cattle Procurement, Tyson Foods

11:45 AM



1:10 PM

Welcome from the Alliance: Engage

Hannah Thompson-Weeman, Vice President of Communications, Animal Agriculture Alliance

1:15 PM

Conversations Around the Table: Engaging Influencers

Moderated by Andy Vance, Feedstuffs
Hana Bieliauskas, Senior Associate, Digital, Inspire PR Group
Ruth Woiwode, PhD, Manager of Livestock Audit Services, Food Safety Net Services
Lauren Lane, Owner and Blogger, Lauren Lane Culinarian
Adriane Heins, Heins Family Farms

2:15 PM

Engaging Unexpected Allies

Wes Jamison, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Relations, Palm Beach Atlantic University

2:45 PM


3:15 PM

Bringing the Food Chain to the Table: Retailer/Restaurant/Foodservice Perspectives

Moderated by Jim Dudlicek, Editorial Director, Progressive Grocer
David Guilhaus, Senior Manager of Food Safety, Publix
Judy Panayos, Senior Director, Sustainability, Supply Management, Sodexo
Mark Smith, Chief Procurement Officer, Centralized Supply Chain Services 

4:00 PM

The Power of Positive Marketing

Bill Gutrich, Director of Global Food Industry Engagement, Elanco Animal Health

4:30 PM

Does the Conversation Reflect the Cart? What Consumers Say vs. What They Buy

Kim Kirchherr, Registered Dietitian and Supermarket Consultant
Leah McGrath, Registered Dietitian and Founder, BuildUP Dietitians

5:15 PM

College Aggies Online Winner Recognition

Kay Johnson Smith, President & CEO, Animal Agriculture Alliance

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Chairperson's Reception

Thursday, May 9th

7:00 AM


8:00 AM

Welcome from the Alliance: Protect

Casey Kinler, Communications Manager, Animal Agriculture Alliance

8:05 AM

Hot Issues on the Table

Gene editing - Jane Andrews, Retail Nutrition Consultant
Alternative proteins - Christine McCracken, Executive Director, Animal Protein, Rabobank
Blockchain - Andy Brudtkuhl, Director of Emerging Technology, National Pork Board

9:00 AM

Protecting our Plates: Are You a Target for Activists?

Jim Rovers, Senior Vice President, AFIMAC
Sophie Cranley, Risk Mitigation Specialist, AFIMAC

9:45 AM


10:15 AM

Securing Your Seat: Legal Developments in Animal Activism

Michelle Pardo, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

11:00 AM

Farmers Under Fire

Andy Curliss, CEO, North Carolina Pork Council

11:45 AM

Taking Your Seat at the Table

Tyne Morgan, Host, U.S. Farm Report - 2019 Summit moderator

12:15 PM

Summit Closing

Sarah Novak, Vice President, Membership and Public Relations, American Feed Industry Association

12:30 PM

Program Concludes

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