SAN ANTONIO – Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) announced on May 2 that Barry Carpenter will join the company as a senior advisor for regulatory affairs and client relations.

Barry carpenterCarpenter retired from his role as president and CEO of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) in 2018. 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.

Before that, Carpenter worked for 37 years leading the Agricultural Marketing Service’s Livestock and Seed Division of the US Dept. of Agriculture. During his time in government, Carpenter represented the United States on the United Nations Committee on Agriculture from 1990 to 2006 and chaired the meetings of the Specialized Section on the Standardization of Meat from 1994 to 2006.

Carpenter received numerous governmental awards, including Presidential Rank Awards from both President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. He has also received several industry awards for his work with the livestock and meat industry.