Executive Summary: Joel Brandenberger

By / Dec 1, 2016 (Drake Sorey)

Joel Brandenberger, the president of the National Turkey Federation, is working to keep family and friends in the mix.

If I weren’t doing this, I’d …

… go back to journalism.

My three goals for 2017

1. Ensure that we are helping the industry as it completes its recovery from last year’s avian influenza outbreak.

2. Help strengthen the association’s governance procedures.

3. Make sure that family, friends, and home life remain the top priorities.

On my desk right now

A briefing book for our executive committee, a draft 2017 budget, and too much other paper

My media mix

Music: A lot of classic rock, but a host of other music ranging from classical to Texas country to contemporary Christian

Publications: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and The Economist

The best advice I ever got

Prepare well, have faith, demand accountability for yourself and others, and understand you can’t control every outcome.

What I do when I’m not at work

Watch sports, read, walk, write

Who I’m following on Twitter




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