New Staff Leadership Positions at NPB

NPB announced staff leadership changes last week to help ensure its ability to deliver on pork producer priorities for their Checkoff: to build trust in, and add value to, U.S. pork while also protecting the industry’s freedom to operate.

Dustin Oedekoven, DVM, will join NPB leadership as the new chief veterinarian. He will lead a team of veterinarians and swine production experts in Pork Checkoff-funded work on FAD preparedness.

Other leadership changes include:

  • Dr. Patrick Webb, assistant chief veterinarian
  • Dr. Brett Kaysen, senior vice president of producer and state engagement
  • Dr. Sara Crawford, vice president of sustainability

“U.S. pork producers continue to operate in a rapidly changing environment. From market dynamics, disease threats and increasing calls from the supply chain for demonstration of our sustainability practices, we need experienced, dedicated leaders who can nimbly navigate these changes on behalf of Checkoff payers due to their deep understanding of our industry,” said Bill Even, CEO of NPB.