The National Pork Board announced Tuesday that Chris Hodges will leave his position as chief executive officer of the National Pork Board at the end of the year. John Johnson, chief operating officer, and the senior management team will continue to oversee the many initiatives currently underway, including implementation of all 2016 program activities.
The National Pork Board says it will discuss the search process for Hodges’ replacement at its planned board meeting in January. Details of the search process will be finalized and announced following that meeting. We appreciate Chris’ contributions and service during his time with the National Pork Board. In a news release, the board said “the goal is to have a new CEO in place as soon as possible to continue the Pork Checkoff’s important work and 2016 plans.” Hodges was named CEO in January and started at the position February 16th.