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Board of Directors

The AMSA Board of Directors is elected by the membership of the association. Each year, a nominations committee puts forward at least two candidates for each position being elected.

The board consists of the Executive Committee (President-Elect, President, Past President and Treasurer) and nine directors. The directors serve two-year terms. The Executive Director is the chief staff officer of the association and serves as an exofficio member of the board.

Board members' terms begin at the end of the annual Reciprocal Meat Conference.

Past Presidents of AMSA

2020-21 Board of Directors

Executive Committee



 Collette Web  

Collette Kaster
AMSA CEO

Collette Kaster is the AMSA Chief Executive Officer. She has previously served as Director and President of the association.

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Dean Pringle, Ph.D.

President

Dean Pringle is serving as President for the association. He also served previously on the board as a director. Dean is a Professor at the University of Georgia.

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Steve Larsen, Ph.D.
Past President

Steve Larsen is Past President and has previously served on the board. Steve works for Passport Food Safety Solutions.

Ann Brackenridge web

Ann Brackenridge
President Elect

Ann Brackenridge is serving as President-elect for the association. She also served previously on the board as director. Ann works for Cargill. 

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Susan Shivas
Treasurer

Susan Shivas started as Treasurer for the association in 2018. She also served previously on the board as director. 

Directors


 Anna Dilger 2018 Formal web  

Anna Dilger, Ph.D.
Director and 2022 RMC Chair

Anna Dilger is a newly elected director has served on the Board of Directors since 2020.  Anna is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois.

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Megan Hobbs  

Director

Megan Hobbs is a newly elected director and has served on the Board of Directors since 2020.  Megan is the Group R&D Leader for Cargill Protein.

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Mandy Carr-Johnson, Ph.D.  
Director

Mandy Carr-Johnson is a director and has served on the Board of Directors since June of 2019. She is currently Executive Director of Beef Safety Research at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
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David McKenna, Ph.D.
Director

David McKenna has served on the Board of Directors since June of 2018. He is currently the Director of Meat Research Applications at Tyson Foods, Inc.

 Mark Miller

Mark Miller, Ph.D.
Director

Mark Miller is a director and has served on the Board of Directors since June of 2019. He is currently a Research Food Technologist at USDA Agricultural Research Service.

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Marcia Reeves
Director

Marcia Reeves is a newly elected director and has served on the Board of Directors since 2020. Marcia is the Head of R&D for Pilgrim's. 

Steven Shackelford

Steven Shackelford, Ph.D.
Director

Steven Shackelford has served on the Board of Directors since 2018. He is currently a Research Food Technologist at USDA Agricultural Research Service.

 Wes Schilling

Wes Schilling, Ph.D.
Director & 2021 RMC Chair

Wes Schilling has served on the Board of Directors since June of 2019. He is currently a Professor at Mississippi State University.

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Keith Underwood, Ph.D. 
Director

Keith Underwood has served on the Board of Directors since 2018. He is currently an Associate Professor at South Dakota State University.


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