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June 20, 2002



OAKLAND, CA – NMA announces its new Communications Manager, Kiran Kernellu. A recent graduate of California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), Kernellu majored in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology. She has a background in Public Relations and government communications. While attending CSUS, Kernellu worked as a student assistant at the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District Headquarters and later at the California Department of Information Technology. After graduating in December 2001, Kernellu worked as an Assistant Account Executive at Elmets Communications in Sacramento, CA.


“We are very pleased to have Kiran on the team,” said NMA Director of Communications Jeremy Russell.  “She has the experience and enthusiasm to make an excellent editor for our weekly newsletters, Lean Trimmings and Herd on the Hill.”


Kernellu will be taking over all NMA communications duties from Russell in August. “You couldn’t ask for a better replacement,” NMA Executive Director Rosemary Mucklow commented. 


National Meat Association is a non-profit trade association representing meat packers and processors, as well as equipment manufacturers and suppliers who provide services to the meat industry. The association, with over 600 members throughout the United States, includes membership in Canada, Australia and Mexico.