ELIZABETHTOWN, PA. – The American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) has hired Sam Gazdziak as its new Communications Director, replacing Diana Dietz, who recently resigned after seven years with AAMP. Most recently, Gazdziak worked as the editor of a digital bi-monthly trade publication covering smaller companies in the meat processing industry. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.

In his new role, which he assumed on March 28, Gazdziak will be responsible for overseeing AAMP’s publications, including its newsletters, website, social media platforms as well as serving as the media relations contact.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sam to the AAMP staff,” said Chris Young, AAMP’s executive director. “Sam's prior extensive knowledge of the meat industry, along with his skilled journalism abilities, will be a tremendous asset to our organization.”

Gazdziak can be reached by e-mail at: [email protected].