Following the recent advancement of Dr. Valerie Carney and Dr. Billy Hargis to the roles of President and 1st Vice President, the PSA Board of Directors deemed it necessary to fill the open 2nd Vice President position at this time. The PSA Constitution provides that such vacancies are to be filled by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee provided the names of two individuals for Board consideration, both having previously been on the ballot for the 2nd VP role. From that slate of candidates, the PSA Board has elected Dr. Don McIntyre to serve as 2nd Vice President, effective immediately.
Don has been a long-standing and active member of PSA, having previously served on the PSA Board from 2011-2014. His career includes more than 35 years devoted to the livestock and poultry industry. He is employed as the Director of Global Research & Technical Services for Diamond V, where he leads the company’s Global Research & Technical Services team, as well as directing its Research & Innovation Center. Don and his wife have recently relocated to Iowa, near the company headquarters in Cedar Rapids.
Don received his MS in Animal Science from Colorado State University in 1980 and his PhD in Physiology from North Carolina State in 1984. His experience has included R&D positions at Hybrid Turkeys and Oscar Meyer. He also worked as a live production manager for Louis Rich and Pilgrim’s Pride, was president of British United Turkeys of America (BUTA) and Colorado Quality Research (CQR), and traveled in technical service for Hendrix Genetics and Adisseo North America before joining Diamond V in 2012.
He currently serves on the Foundation Research Committee of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPEA), and is certified by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) as an Animal Welfare Auditor and Trainer specializing in poultry. Also, he continues to serve as a reviewer for Poultry Science and the Journal of Applied Poultry Research, and is a past president of the Southern Poultry Science Society. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Poultry Science Association, USPEA, North Carolina Poultry Association, South Carolina Poultry Association and National Turkey Federation.
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