The National Pork Producers Council has named Bill Davis senior director of governmental relations; he will begin his duties March 28. Davis will be located in Washington, D.C., and will report to Nick Giordano, NPPC vice president and counsel, global government affairs.

Davis previously worked from October 2010 to October 2014 as NPPC’s deputy director of government relations, lobbying on issues related to trade, energy, the environment and taxes. He is returning to the agricultural organization from OmniEarth, a geospatial analytics and information firm, where he focused on expanding the company’s outreach internationally, on Capitol Hill, with trade associations and with other strategic stakeholders.

Prior to that, he worked for Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, as the point person on agriculture, trade, foreign affairs and environmental issues. Davis spent his early career as the manager for political field operations for the Business-Industry Political Action Committee, and he also gained experience with national, state and local political campaigns.

Davis earned a master’s degree in international commerce and policy from George Mason University and completed his undergraduate degree at Sacred Heart University.

“Bill’s political and legislative experience and his knowledge of the pork industry’s issues make him a great fit for this important position,” said Giordano, who leads NPPC’s Capitol Hill office. “He strengthens our government relations team and adds to the good reputation NPPC has in the halls of Congress.”

“NPPC is very pleased that Bill is rejoining our staff,” said NPPC CEO Neil Dierks. “He did a tremendous job for us as deputy director of government relations, and I know in his new position, he will represent U.S. pork producers and the U.S. pork industry well.”

Original release March 24, NPPC

Davis To Head NPPC Government Relations