Careers - Pork Checkoff


We are proud to have a team that passionately focuses on research, promotion and education to ensure the longevity of pork as a tasty, nutrient-dense protein.

We strongly support our diverse workforce in many ways by fostering an inclusive and inviting environment. Please consider joining our team if this is a value you share.

Career Opportunities

We’re always looking for passionate people to support the pork industry. Be sure to check back often if you don’t see a position that fits your background.

Our Work

We’re proud to support pork producers. Our people work every day to do what’s right for people, pigs and the planet.

The National Pork Board (NPB) is a consumer-focused, producer-led organization that leads the pork industry as a catalyst and connector to build trust and add value among those who produce, process, sell and consume pork.

Our People, Their Places

While the NPB is based in Des Moines, Iowa, our team and talent is comprised of top industry experts from across the United States.

Our People, Their Stories

The people of NPB are passionate about the pork industry and serving producers. NPB allows staff to utilize past experiences while continuing to grow and develop as professionals. Read what a few of our staff members have to say.

Dr. Heather Fowler, VMD

Director of Producer and Public Health
New Jersey

As a public health veterinarian, Dr. Fowler splits her time between education, outreach and research activities that relate to public health and worker safety and health in the swine industry.

“I’m thankful that NPB’s leadership prioritizes personal and professional growth opportunities which help me to continue to develop as a professional. This ongoing learning allows me to serve America’s pork producers better by improving in my program and project management skills.”

Stephen Herring

Director of State and Producer Engagement
North Carolina

Stephen serves as the liaison between state and national pork associations and participates in their producer outreach efforts. He works with producers and companies in the Southeast to ensure they are fully aware of NPB resources and initiatives.

“One of my biggest accomplishments during my time at NPB is spreading awareness of the We CareSM ethical principles to both producers and consumers. To producers, it’s a reminder of the values they hold every day while providing protein to their communities. To consumers, it’s a promise that they can safely enjoy pork knowing it was raised in an ethical way.”