2019 Annual Meeting
We would like to encourage each CMMA Member company to send one (1) representative to enjoy a dinner on us. 

Additional representatives are always welcome for an additional cost of $125.00 per person.

Call Tina Knight at 708-478-7270 to make your reservation or email.

Please note your company name and the number of representatives that will be attending. Seating is limited.

Thank you for supporting the CMMA.
Chicago Midwest Meat Association
11350 South Winds Crossing, Orland Park, Illinois 60467   Phone: (708) 478-7270
Agenda for the evening:
Cocktails: 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Business Meeting: 6:00 to 6:30
Dinner: 6:30 to 7:15 pm
Guest Speaker: 7:15 to 8:00 pm
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Erie Cafe * 536 West Erie * Chicago

Monday, November 8, 2021
Erie Cafe * 536 West Erie * Chicago

Julia Anna Potts
NAMI New President & CEO

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) announced the successor for President and CEO Barry Carpenter. Julie Anna Potts will take over the role effective Sept. 24. Carpenter announced his retirement last December.

Potts has served as executive vice president and treasurer of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) since 2011. She first joined AFBF in 2004 as general counsel. She maintained that role until 2009 when she was named chief counsel of the Senate Agriculture Committee, serving under then-Chairman Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas.

She earned her law degree at The George Washington Univ. Law School and her Bachelor of Arts in English at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She is a trustee of The Pennsylvania State Univ. and chair of the American Enterprise Agriculture Sector Committee at the Smithsonian American History Museum.

Carpenter began his career leading trade associations in 2007, after a 37-year career leading the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service’s Livestock and Seed Division. He served as CEO of the National Meat Association (NMA) beginning in 2007 and was named CEO of the North American Meat Association (NAMA) in 2013, after NMA merged with the North American Meat Processors Association (NAMP). Carpenter then was named president and CEO of NAMI in 2015, which was the result of the merger of the American Meat Institute and NAMA.