TUCKER, Ga. – Gwen Venable was promoted to vice president of communications of the US Poultry & Egg Association, the organization announced June 11. She previously served as director of communications.

“We are pleased to announce this promotion for Gwen,” said John Starkey, USPOULTRY president. “Since joining the Association, she has demonstrated a consistently high standard of professionalism and effectiveness managing our communication program. She has rapidly established herself as an integral member of our team.”

Venable manages the association’s comprehensive communications program, including news releases, social media, News & Views quarterly print newsletter, and the daily electronic USPOULTRYWire newsletter. She also directs the strategic marketing and promotion for all of the organization’s industry services and events, including seminars and conferences, research, and the annual International Production & Processing Expo.

Venable has a master’s of business administration degree from the Univ. of Georgia. She has more than 20 years of corporate communications and marketing experience. She joined the USPOULTRY staff in December 2010. She previously was marketing manager for Marel Stork Poultry Processing.