Board of Directors

The Board of Directors serve as the core leadership for AFP and directs the overall operation of the organization. They are strategic leaders and spokespeople for the mission of AFP.

US Chair

Lorraine Hawley Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)丨Senior Director, International Government Relations
Hawley joined ADM in 2011 and manages global government relations in more than 130 countries where ADM operates.


William W. Westman North American Meat Institute 丨Senior Vice President, International Affairs and Administration
Mr. Westman has served on the AFP Board of Directors since the AFP was founded and has Co-Chaired the Animal and Animal Products Working Group.


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Mike Skahill Smithfield Foods International Group 丨Vice President, Government Affairs
Prior to joining Smithfield in 1998, Michael has 13 years of international meat merchandising and trading experience with the Louis Dreyfus Corporation, the United States Meat Export Federation, and Cargill, ...


Bryan Lohmar US Grains Council 丨Director for China
Dr. Bryan Lohmar serves as the director in China for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the global use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including ethanol ...
Kenneth Petersen OSI Group, LLC 丨Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs
Dr. Kenneth Petersen is the Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs for OSI Group, LLC. He leads OSI’s global food safety and quality initiatives.
Zhinong Yan Walmart Food Safety Collaboration Center|Executive Director
Dr. Zhinong Yan is the Executive Director, Walmart Food Safety Collaboration Center (WFSCC). He has been working in Microbiology and Food Safety for over 25 years.
Joel Haggard U.S. Meat Export Federation | Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific Region
Mr. Haggard oversees USMEF market development strategies and programs for U.S. red meat products in the Asia Pacific region.
Paul Spencer Corteva Agriscience | Global Grain Trade Leader, External Affairs