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Officials' Calendar of Meetings, April 2019

This public calendar is issued by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). It lists meetings held by the Under Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary, Office of Food Safety (OFS), and the Administrator and Deputy Administrator for FSIS with persons outside the Federal Government.

Key to Abbreviations | Archive

OFS/FSIS Official and Title Date and Site Other FSIS/OFS
Participants
Non-FSIS/OFS
Participants
Subject
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS April 2, 2019
Washington, DC
  Tom Johnston - Meatingplace Interview - FSIS Foreign Material Guidance
Mindy Brashears - Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 2, 2019
Washington, DC
  Betsy Booren - Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Karin Moore - GMA, Mike Gruber - GMA Discussion of GMA priorities
Mindy Brashears - Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 4, 2019
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator, FSIS Steve Dunning – Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, Ken Herz – Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association, Keith Kreikemeier – Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association, Jennifer Kreikemeier – Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association, Pete McClymont – Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association, Steve Ollerich – South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, Gene Lowrey – Texas Cattle Feeders Association, Charlie Risinger – Texas Cattle Feeders Association, Savanna Barksdale – Texas Cattle Feeders Association, Dan Rorvig – North Dakota Stockman’s Association, Mike Hogue – Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, Erin Karney – Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, Mack Beaty – South Carolina Cattlemen’s Association, Wendy Pinkerton – Zoetis, Wanda Pinnow – Montana Stockgrowers Association, Bob Noble – Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Laurie Munns – Utah Cattlemen’s Association, Darrell Shepherd – Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, Byron Yeoman – Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, Danielle Beck – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)  Food Products derived from the cells of livestock and poultry
Mindy Brashears - Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 4, 2019
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator, FSIS and Shawna Newsome - OFS Chief of Staff, OFS Katie Hanigan - Smithfield, Stewart Leeth - Smithfield, Ryan Bernstein - McGuire Woods, and Michael Skahill - Smithfield Meet and Greet
Mindy Brashears - Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 4, 2019
Washington, DC
  Ross Wilson - Texas Cattle Feeders, Josh Winegarner - Texas Cattle Feeders Food Products derived from the cells of livestock and poultry
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator, FSIS April 8, 2019
Washington, DC
Hany Sidrak - Deputy Assistant Administrator, Kis Robertson, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Denise Eblen - Assistant Administrator, Rachel Edelstein - Deputy Assistant Administrator, FSIS Pam Abney - Mountaire Farms, Brett Hopkins - George's, Bob O'Connor - Foster Farms, Danielle Botting - Hyline North America, Jean Sander - Zoetis, Evan VanBeusekom - Sioux Nation/Private Consultant, and Brett Nichols - George's Salmonella and Camplylobacter Performance Standards
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS April 10, 2019
Washington, DC
  Hope College Washington Semester Students FSIS Regulatory Overview
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS April 12, 2019
Washington, DC
Kis Robertson - Deputy Assistant Administrator, FSIS Tod Robberson - St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Kevin McDermott - St. Louis Post-Dispatch Interview - Swine Modernization
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS April 12, 2019
Washington, DC
Kis Robertson - Deputy Assistant Administrator, FSIS Julie Harker - Brownfield Ag News Interview - Swine Modernization
Mindy Brashears - Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 18, 2019
Washington, DC
 Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator, FSIS

Consumer Stakeholders

Consumer Stakeholder Meeting
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator, FSIS April 18, 2019
Washington, DC
The FSIS Assistant Administrators, FSIS

Consumer Stakeholders

Consumer Stakeholder Meeting
Mindy Brashears - Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 18, 2019
Washington, DC
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator and Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator, FSIS

Industry Stakeholders

Industry Stakeholder Meeting
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS April 18, 2019
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator and the FSIS Assistant Administrators, FSIS

Industry Stakeholders

Industry Stakeholder Meeting
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS April 22, 2019
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Adminstrator, Todd Reed - Chief Operating Officer, and Bajinder Paul - Assistant Chief Information Officer, FSIS David McClure - Accenture, Christine Leong - Accenture, and John Stevens - Accenture Blockchain
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS April 23, 2019
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Adminstrator, Todd Reed - Chief Operating Officer, and Bajinder Paul - Assistant Chief Information Officer, FSIS Tracy Haugen - Deloitte, Brendan Abbott - Deloitte, and Wendy Henry - Deloitte Blockchain
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS April 23, 2019
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator, FSIS Sarah Sorscher - Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) Swine Modernization
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS April 25, 2019
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator, Todd Reed - Chief Operating Officer, Roberta Wagner - Assistant Administrator, Rachel Edelstein - Deputy Assistant Administrator, Hany Sidrak - Deputy Administrator, Phil Bronstein - Assistant Administrator, Anna Gallegos - Program Analyst, Michelle Catlin - International Coordination Executive, Dorothy Adams - Director, Bob Koshy - Deputy Director, Carolyn Grant - Team Lead, Jessica Pulz - Executive Associate for Regulatory Operations, Neal Westgerdes - Senior Veterinary Medical Officer, Carol Blake - Assistant Administrator, Michael Watts - Executive Associate for Regulatory Operations, Mary Stanley - Senior Advisor, Brianna Robinson-Verloop - Program Analyst, and Juan Rodriguez -Director, FSIS  Industry Export Roundtable
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS April 29, 2019
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator, Michelle Catlin - International Coordination Executive, Kis Robertson - Deputy Assistant Administrator, Roberta Wagner - Assistant Administrator, Emilio Esteban - Chief Scientist, Randy Duverna - Chemist, and Alex Domesle - Senior Leader, FSIS and James Remcheck - FAS, and Laura Anderson - FAS Jim Sumner - USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and Jean Murphy - USAPEEC Korea Poultry Exports
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS April 29, 2019
Washington, DC
  Kim D'Annella - Agri Foods, Dana Ehrlich - Verde Farms, Jason Frost - B+LNZ, Matt McGrath - Barnes Richardson & Colburn, Olga Nunez - Northwestern Meats, Jack Schuyler - Rich Products, Jeff Sorbello - Atlantic Coast Freezers, Len Steiner - Steiner Consultants, Jim Berman - Taurus Foods, Eric Brown - JTP Transportation, Bob Chudy - CTI Foods, Joe Fox - Philaport, Eric Holt - Holt Logistics, Craig Peacock - Cedar Meats, Steve Sothmann - Meat Institute, Don Stewart - Stewart Miller, Todd Wheelock - Cargill, Andrew Banchi - Birchwood, Jeff Golangco - Champion Pet Foods, Tony Kairouz - Cedar Meats, Len Lang - Agro Group, Navpreet Moonga - Barnes Richardson & Colburn, David Rind - Rind International, Alejandra Vidal Soler - South American Beef, Rob Williams - MLA, John Zarrella - Preferred Freezer, Tim Arndt - Link Snacks, Laurie Bryant - Meat Import Council of America (MICA), Bassam Farah - JBS, Eric Goldstein - Range Meats, Pierre Kairouz - Cedar Meats, Sebastian Larreta - Argentine Angus Association, Jerrod Nutt - A.N. Derringer, and Eric Wolf - Preferred Freezer Agency Updates
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS April 29, 2019
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator, Kis Robertson - Deputy Assistant Administrator, Jessica Pulz - Executive Associate for Regulatory Operations, Roberta Wagner - Assistant Administrator, Rosalyn Murphy-Jenkins - Director, and Jeff Canavan - Deputy Director, FSIS and Dudley Hoskins - Senior Advisor, Rebeckah Adcock - Senior Advisor, Shawna Newsome - OFS Chief of Staff, and Fan Li - USDA Biotechnology Coordinator Steve Troxler - North Carolina (NC) Department of Agriculture, Joe Reardon - NC Department of Agriculture, Chrissy Waggett - NC Department of Agriculture, Jeff Turner - NC Board of Agriculture, Scott Commins - University of North Carolina, David Ayares - Revivicor, John Bianchi - Revivicor, and Anneke Walters - Revivicor  GMO Labeling
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS April 30, 2019
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator, FSIS Jason Beyer - ABF Packing Co., Christie Beyer - ABF Packing Co., Edward Ruff - Morrilton Packing Co., Carey Ruff - Morrilton Packing Co., Angela Alvarado - Holmes Foods, Shelia Stone - Holmes Foods, Joe Harris - Southwest Meat Association (SMA), Tammy Harris - SMA, and Molly O'Connor - Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz Law Regulatory Update

Consumer Representatives (OFS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Thomas Gremillion, Consumer Federation of America
    • Rachel Lyons, United Food and Commercial Workers
    • Tony Corbo, Food and Water Watch
    • Adam Garber, U.S. Public Interest Research Group
    • Sarah Sorscher, Center for Science in the Public Interest
    • Sarah Borron, Government Accountability Project
    • Jaycee Hayden, Center for Food Safety

Consumer Representatives (FSIS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Thomas Gremillion, Consumer Federation of America
    • Rachel Lyons, United Food and Commercial Workers
    • Tony Corbo, Food and Water Watch
    • Adam Garber, U.S. Public Interest Research Group
    • Sarah Sorscher, Center for Science in the Public Interest
    • Sarah Borron, Government Accountability Project
    • Jaycee Hayden, Center for Food Safety
  • Teleconference Attendance:
    • Deborah Berkowitz, National Employment Law Project
    • Pat Buck, Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
    • Tanya Roberts, Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
    • Barbara Kowalcyk, Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
    • James Roger, Consumers Union
    • Will Wallace, Consumers Union
    • Michael Hansen, Consumers Union

Industry Representatives (OFS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Hilary Thesmar, Food Marketing Institute
    • Jessica Watson, National Cattlemen’s Beef Assoc.
    • Kathy Simmons, National Cattlemen’s Beef Assoc.
    • John Dillard, Olsson Frank Weeda
    • Casey Gallimore, North American Meat Institute
    • Mark Dopp, North American Meat Institute
    • Brian Eyink, Hogan Lovells
    • Juan Hernandez, US Seafood Distributors
    • Christopher Young, American Association of Meat Processors
    • Chase Adams, Sheep USA
    • Beth Breeding, National Turkey Federation

Industry Representatives (FSIS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Hilary Thesmar, Food Marketing Institute
    • Jessica Watson, National Cattlemen’s Beef Assoc.
    • Kathy Simmons, National Cattlemen’s Beef Assoc.
    • Randy Green, United Egg
    • Manojit Basu, Grocery Manufacturers Assoc.
    • John Dillard, Olsson Frank Weeda
    • Jody Swaim, Olsson Frank Weeda
    • Lia Biondo, US Cattlemans
    • Casey Gallimore, North American Meat Institute
    • Mark Dopp, North American Meat Institute
    • Brian Eyink, Hogan Lovells
    • Juan Hernandez, US Seafood Distributors
    • Daniel Kovich, National Pork Producers Council
    • Christopher Young, American Association of Meat Processors
    • Chase Adams, Sheep USA
    • KatieRose McCullough, North American Meat Institute
    • Beth Breeding, National Turkey Federation
    • Laurie Bryant, Meat Import Council of America
  • Teleconference Attendance:
    • Zachary Cameron, Tyson
    • Oscar Garrison, United Egg
    • Paul Clayton, U.S. Meat Export Federation
    • Jean Murphy, US Poultry & Egg
    • Tony Pavel, Cargill
    • Norm Roberston, Meat Institute
    • Allison Griffino, Tyson
    • Erik Lieberman, Lieberman LLC
    • Zachary Cameron, Tyson
    • Laura Bachmeir, National Pork Board
    • Mandy Carr, National Cattlemen’s Beef Assoc.
    • Keith Day, Twin Rivers Foods
    • Kristin Lindahl, Cargill
    • Ann Voigt, Pilgrim’s
    • Karen Beers, Pilgrim’s
    • Kimberly Rice, US Foods
    • Barbara Negron, NA Natural Casing Association
    • Hiroko Bray, Smithfield
    • Charlotte Waller, Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative
    • Brian Sylvester, Wiley Rein LLP
    • Bryan Miller, Wayne Farms LLC
    • Ai Kataoka, Grocery Manufacturers Asso.
    • Travis Arp, U.S. Meat Export Federation
    • Cheyenne McEndaffer, U.S. Meat Export Federation
    • Lindsay McKittrick, U.S. Meat Export Federation
    • Len Lang, Import Export Associates
    • Lisa Weddig, National Fisheries Institute
    • Dane Bernard, Bold Bear Food Safety

Industry Export Roundtable Participants

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Jim Self, AJC
    • Chris Kennedy, Cloverleaf
    • Karen Reese, Eskimo Cold Storage
    • Corey Rosenbusch, Global Cold Chain Alliance
    • Grace Lynch, Global Cold Chain Alliance
    • Lowell Randel, Global Cold Chain Alliance
    • Laurie Bryant, "Meat Import Council of America, Inc."
    • Chris Austin, MTC Logistics
    • Vinita Sharma, National Pork Producers Council
    • Randy Scarpero, New Orleans Cold Storage
    • Bill Westman, North American Meat Institute
    • Casey L. Gallimore, North American Meat Institute
    • Ron Longhany, U.S. Cold
    • Paul Clayton, U.S. Meat Export Federation
    • Travis Arp, U.S. Meat Export Federation
    • Greg Tyler, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council
    • Cindy Parker, Zero Mountain
  • Teleconference Attendance:
    • Bobby Acord,National Pork Producers Council
    • Barbara Negron, North American Natural Casing Association
    • Nick Iacopella, "Grove Services, Inc."

Abbreviations

  • DUS—Deputy Under Secretary
  • NPIS—New Poultry Inspection System
  • OA—Office of the Administrator, FSIS
  • OC—Office of Communications, USDA
  • ODIFP—Office of Data Integration and Food Protection, FSIS
  • OFO—Office of Field Operations, FSIS
  • OFS—Office of Food Safety, USDA
  • OM—Office of Management, FSIS
  • OPACE—Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education, FSIS
  • OIEA—Office of Investigation, Enforcement, and Audit, FSIS
  • OPHS—Office of Public Health Science, FSIS
  • OPPD—Office of Policy and Program Development, FSIS
  • OSEC—Office of the Secretary, USDA
  • PHIS—Public Health Information System
  • TFAA—Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, USDA
  • CFIA—Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • FMI—Food Marketing Institute
  • NAMI—North American Meat Institute

 

Last Modified May 31, 2019