Kent J Swisher has been named the incoming president and CEO of the North American Renderers Association (NARA).
He will also serve as president of the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation (FPRF), the rendering industry’s research organization. He will assume the leadership upon the retirement of current NARA president and CEO, Nancy Foster, on December 31.
Swisher brings extensive experience and expertise in agriculture, rendering, export marketing, trade policy, regulatory affairs, and management to his new position, said the organization. He has worked for NARA for over 18 years, directing the association’s export market development programs.
He will be a strong asset for the rendering industry and the trade body, added NARA chairman, Doyle Leefers, from the National Beef Packing Company. “His years of experience in international market development will complement the current staff to provide high value for our membership in the years ahead.”