Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (DPI) has hired Holly Porter as its assistant executive director. Porter comes to DPI from the Delaware Department of Agriculture, where she was a deputy principal assistant in the Office of the Secretary. 

Holly Porter

“I’m excited to begin working for the common good of the chicken industry,” Porter said. “Delmarva’s chicken industry contributes $3.2 billion annually to our economy, and it is absolutely central to the prosperity of farmers, businesses, and families from Accomack County, Virginia to Cecil County, Maryland. DPI plays a key role in keeping us strong and profitable. I intend to help our ranks grow with new members and will work diligently to keep DPI’s members informed and engaged.”

Her responsibilities 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.

Executive Director Bill Satterfield noted her outstanding background and enthusiasm as prime factors in her hiring. “We are fortunate to have Holly as part of our team with an eye toward her becoming executive director in early 2019,” Satterfield said. “With her experiences at the largest agricultural lender on Delmarva and her marketing and policy work in Delaware government, she will hit the ground running to provide more services to our industry and our members.”