A Welcome Message from AMI Interim President and CEO James H. Hodges

Welcome to the membership section of meatAMI.com.  Please allow me to tell you more about the Institute and our history.

The American Meat Institute (AMI) is a membership association governed by elected leaders and staffed by 25 professionals.  AMI elected leaders include six officers, 68-person Board of Directors and a 26-person Executive Committee.  Representatives on both of these bodies include leaders in both the supplier and packer/processor segments of the industry.

AMI has also created operating groups, called policy committees and advisory committees, within its membership to allow member companies to recommend AMI policies in their primary areas of interest.  Policy committees focus on broad functional and operational areas and develop policy recommendations for specific issues within these areas.  Advisory committees provide specialized advice to policy committees.

The American Meat Institute (AMI) represents all sectors of the meat and poultry industry from large, multi-national companies to small, family-owned businesses.  Many of its members have been with AMI since its founding in 1906.  AMI advises, informs, encourages and supports the industry and its members every single day.  AMI is the only organization offering such broad and effective representation to the North American animal protein industry.

The Institute, always member-driven, works hard to represent the interests of the U.S. meat and poultry industry to the federal government, Congress, the media and the ever-important customer.  Please continue reading through the rest of the membership section to learn more about the great history and evolution of the American Meat Institute

More things have changed in the 100 years since our founding, but many things remain the same, most notably our commitment to represent this great industry of ours honestly and effectively in Washington D.C.

If you are already a member, I say thank you.  If you are not, please consider joining our Institute.  Now, more than ever, this industry must stand together.

Best wishes,

James H. Hodges
Interim President and CEO