The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has announced that Kirk Ferrell, NPPC vice president of Public Policy, is leaving the organization to devote more time to his family and to explore new career opportunities.

NPPC CEO Neil Dierks comments that Kirk will remain in his current position until late September “to assist with the transition to a new vice president and to help with a number of critical issues NPPC currently is facing.

“Kirk has provided invaluable service to NPPC and the pork industry during his tenure, which began in 1990. His efforts have included various programming and policy responsibilities, most recently as vice president of Public Policy since 2001.”

Dierks also announced that Audrey Adamson, currently NPPC assistant vice president of Public Policy, has accepted the position of vice president of Domestic Policy Issues effective Sept. 1.

Adamson will direct NPPC domestic policy initiatives as well as oversee operational activities of NPPC’s Washington, DC, office.