Chief Strategy Officer
North American Meat Institute
Eric Mittenthal is the Chief Strategy Officer at the North American Meat Institute, previously serving as the organization’s vice president of public affairs and vice president of sustainability. He leads the Meat Institute’s Protein PACT strategy focused on implementing a framework for continuous improvement throughout the industry and a commitment to greater transparency to meet consumer and customer expectations. Mittenthal joined NAMI from the International Food Information Council (IFIC) where he worked closely with food industry communications leaders, led IFIC’s efforts in connecting with journalists and influencers and launched many of IFIC’s successful social media platforms. Mittenthal moved to Washington D.C. following a career as a television reporter and producer in several markets around the country including Atlanta, Jacksonville, NC and Idaho Falls, ID. He graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and also received a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA.