The National Pork Board has announced staff appointments.

Michael Wegner of Des Moines, IA, joins as vice president, communications. Wegner has more than 30 years of communication and marketing experience.

Mark Engle, DVM, is director of swine health, science and technology.

Jami Elliott is education program manager, environment and production research department. She had served as education program assistant.

Carrie Tengman is promoted to environmental services director in the environment and production research department. She had been program manager for air emissions research and retains that responsibility.

Mary Engle joins the Pork Board as director of marketing communications for the demand enhancement department.

Jeff Piggott joins staff as director of foodservice marketing for the demand enhancement department.

Larry Cizek accepts the new position of director of culinary and niche marketing. He was director of foodservice marketing.