Emily Metz Meredith, vice president of communications and membership for the Animal Agriculture Alliance, will join the National Milk Producers Federation next month as vice president of animal care, the group announced Tuesday. She replaces Betsy Flores, who left in mid-October for a position at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Meredith will have primary responsibility for the Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) animal welfare program.
"With her strong livestock agriculture background, Emily is well equipped to take the FARM program forward, building support among dairy producers while also educating processors, retailers, food service, media and others. She has been a strong proponent in her career for dairy farmers, and we look forward to her bringing her advocacy skill set to our organization," said Jim Mulhern, NMPF president.
Before joining the Animal Agriculture Alliance, Meredith was a litigation assistant in the New York Attorney General's office. She also served a speechwriter at the Department of Agriculture.
Meredith was named a "Rising Star" by PR News, a leading newsletter for communications professionals.
A Wisconsin native, Meredith has a degree in mass communications and international affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Her law degree is from Seton Hall University Law School in New York.