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USAPEEC appoints Tyler to succeed Sumner as president and CEO

Special Jim Sumner, left, president and CEO of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, after 32 years leading the organization will retire in June. Greg Tyler, right, USAPEEC’s chief operating officer, will be Sumner’s successor.

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TUCKER, Ga. — The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) Executive Committee has appointed current chief operating officer Greg Tyler as the council’s next president and CEO, succeeding Jim Sumner who will be retiring from the position in June 2022 after 32 years leading the organization.

The announcement was made on Dec. 15 at the 2021 USAPEEC Winter Meeting.

Under Sumner, the percentage of U.S. chicken production that is exported tripled to about 18 percent, and in 2020 U.S. broiler exports reached 3.6 million metric tons, up 589 percent from 1990.  Significant gains also were made. . .

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