National Pork Board CEO announces resignation

by Editor
Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Steve Murphy, the chief executive officer of the National Pork Board since 2001, has submitted his resignation to the board.

Lynn Harrison, a pork producer from Elk Mound., Wis., and president of the 15-member National Pork Board, said the board reluctantly accepted the resignation but has asked Murphy to continue until the board can find a successor.

That process could take up to a year, Harrison said.

According to Harrison the list of some of the National Pork Board’s successes under Murphy’s leadership includes: Getting the organisation to embrace anticipatory issues management; protecting the future of the brand „Pork. The Other White Meat“; reconnecting producers with the idea of working together through shared contributions and shared vision to accomplish goals they could not achieve alone; developing a staff that is accountable to both producers and to sound business principles.