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Poultry Industry Council appoints Tom Lewis as new executive director

By Canadian Poultry magazine   

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New leader to focus on industry growth and member engagement.

Tom Lewis, executive director of the Poultry Industry Council.

The Poultry Industry Council (PIC) has announced the appointment of Tom Lewis as its new executive director, effective February 26th, 2024. With a rich background in the agriculture sector, Lewis brings extensive experience in program development, project management, communications, and public policy.

Having recently served as the Industry Relations/Editor of Ontario Sheep News for Ontario Sheep Farmers and as the minister’s senior policy advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Lewis is well-equipped to lead PIC into its next phase of development.

Caroline Gonano, chair of PIC, expresses her enthusiasm about the appointment. “On behalf of the PIC Board, it is a privilege to welcome Tom to the PIC team. His expertise in program development, especially in delivering extension services, aligns with PIC’s vision of supporting a thriving, healthy, and competitive Ontario poultry industry.”


Lewis, equally excited about his new role, says, “I am very excited for the opportunity to join the Poultry Industry Council team. I look forward to taking on this new role and the responsibilities that come with the position.”

PIC also expresses gratitude to Jenn MacTavish, who served as interim executive director during the transition period following Ashley Honsberger’s departure in the fall.

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