Joel brought a breath of fresh air to the association in 2004.
Joel G. Newman is the president and CEO of the American Feed Industry Association. Prior to joining AFIA, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from May to September 2004.
Joel has more than three decades of diverse executive experience in agribusiness, with United Cooperative Farmers, Maple Leaf Foods and Agway. He holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science from West Virginia University and a Master of Business Administration in finance and marketing from Syracuse University.
After joining AFIA in the fall of 2004, Joel implemented an exciting new vision and has effectively led the membership and staff through a landmark era of change.
“Joel brought a breath of fresh air to the association in 2004. As a prior AFIA member, he understands what the impact of state, federal and international regulations can have on our businesses and represents the industry in the most professional way,” said Dr. Alan Wessler, AFIA’s chairman of the Board.
“The team Joel has brought together at AFIA is second to none,” Wessler added.
In 2005, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns appointed Joel to the Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee for Grains, Feed and Oilseeds. Joel represents AFIA on all international issues and is a director of the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), headquartered in Germany.
Joel was recognized with a special AFIA emblem that was signed by the Board of Directors and staff. Congratulations on 10 years with AFIA Joel!