National Pork Board CEO Hodges to step down

Organization to begin search process after January board meeting.

The National Pork Board (NPB) announced today that Chris Hodges will leave his position as chief executive officer of the National Pork Board effective Dec. 31, 2015.

NPB will discuss the search process for Hodges’ replacement at its planned board meeting in January. Details of the search process will be finalized and announced following that meeting. 

“We appreciate Chris’ contributions and service during his time with the National Pork Board,” NPB said in a statement.

To ensure a seamless transition, NPB said John Johnson, chief operating officer, and the senior management team will continue to oversee the many initiatives currently underway, including implementation of all 2016 program activities.

Information on the search process will be shared as details are known in the weeks ahead.

“The goal is to have a new CEO in place as soon as possible to continue the Pork Checkoff’s important work and 2016 plans,” NPB said.

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