Butterball announces promotion
Sept. 2, 2014
by Meat&Poultry Staff
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GARNER, NC – Butterball, LLC promoted Dr. Alice Johnson to senior vice president of food safety, animal care and government relations. She will continue to manage the company's food safety and quality programs while serving as a Butterball liaison in Washington.
Dr. Alice Johnson
“From her significant industry expertise to her daily drive for excellence, Dr. Johnson is an asset to our company in every way,” said Kerry Doughty, president and CEO of Butterball. “Under Dr. Johnson’s leadership, we have continued to expand our industry leading food safety and animal care and well-being protocols while aggressively pushing for continuous improvement in all functional areas. I look forward to Dr. Johnson’s future contributions at Butterball as we continue to provide the high quality, great-tasting products that our customers crave.”
Dr. Johnson joined Butterball as vice president of food safety, government regulatory and public relations. In 2011, she assumed additional responsibilities for animal care and well-being. During her tenure at Butterball, Dr. Johnson founded and leads the company's independent Animal Care and Well-Being Advisory Council, which is comprised of some of the world’s leading animal care experts.
Before joining Butterball, Dr. Johnson was president and CEO of the National Turkey Federation. She also held multiple leadership positions with the National Food Processors Association, the American Meat Institute and US Department of Agriculture. Dr. Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Pfeiffer College and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee Institute.