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Main Contact

National Meat Association - West
1970 Broadway, Suite 825
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 763-1533
Fax (510) 763-6186

National Meat Association - East
7757 Citation Drive
Marshall, VA  20115

[email protected]


Other key contacts

Technical & Scientific Issues

Meat Science Section, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M; University

Public Affairs/Legal Counsel

Olsson, Frank & Weeda, P.C.
Washington, D.C


Barry Carpenter, CEO

He started in his position in Feb. 2007. Until the end of 2006, he was Deputy Administrator of the Livestock and Seed Program, Agricultural Marketing Service. During his tenure at USDA he led the development and implementation on many high profile issues.


Rosemary Mucklow, Director Emeritus

She has held her position since 1982, when the Western States Meat Packers Association and Pacific Coast Meat Association merged to form the stronger, broad-based organization it is today. Mucklow has been associated with the meat industry for more than 40 years.



National Meat Association’s staff has knowledge and experience with meat industry issues including federal inspection, labor relations, general government regulation, as well as grass roots problem solving. NMA can also help with technical questions in meat microbiology, processing, packaging, labeling, rapid methods for microbial testing, and proximate, sensory and textural analyses of meat products. When NMA members have a question, the association is always available.


CEO, Barry Carpenter

Director Emeritus, Rosemary Mucklow

Financial Manager, Mae Herbert

Associate Director, Administration, Etta Reyes

Operations Manager, Jen Kempis

Associate Director, Regulatory, Ken Mastracchio

Director, Regulatory Issues, Norm Robertson

Regulatory Analyst, Sat Bal

Director of Communications and Government Relations, Jeremy Russell

Communications Assistant, Lauron Early

Office Assistant, Genika Powell

Business Consultant, Henry Meyer