Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. recently hired Holly Porter as its assistant executive director.

Porter’s responsibilities for the nonprofit trade association working for the Delmarva Peninsula’s chicken industry will include membership development and promotion, assisting the communications manager on outreach programs, expanding the association’s public affairs work, serving as liaison with other poultry and agricultural associations, working with the executive director on event and meeting planning and implementation and assisting the executive director with all aspects of organization management and policy implementation.

Porter comes to DPI from the Delaware Department of Agriculture, where she was a deputy principal assistant in the Office of the Secretary. Previously, she was a marketing specialist for the Delaware Department of Agriculture and also worked in marketing for MidAtlantic Farm Credit. She has served as the co-director of the LEADelaware program, as a committee member of the MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Conference and as an advisory council member to the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program.

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