NTF Promotes Staff Member to Government Affairs Position

February 23, 2006
Orlando, FL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Sherrie Rosenblatt, National Turkey Federation
202-898-0100 ext. 227, srosenblatt@turkeyfed.org
or Lisa Brackett, Devine & Pearson
617-472-2700 ext. 135 l_bracket@devine-pearson.com

National Turkey Federation (NTF) President Alice Johnson announced the promotion of Christy Marr to coordinator of government affairs.

“Christy has shown dedication, hard-work and commitment to the NTF mission,” said Johnson. “She will strengthen the regulatory and legislative teams as they strive to protect and promote the turkey industry.”

As coordinator of government affairs, Marr will help plan and execute turkey industry contacts with Congress and regulatory agencies. One of her primary responsibilities will be the staff liaison for the Worker Safety and Health and Human Resource committees. Marr will also help manage all activities associated with TURPAC, the turkey industry’s political action committee.

Marr was most recently NTF’s public relations assistant, where she was the consumer and media contact for nutritional and food safety information about turkey products. She also researched and analyzed poultry statistics. Marr was coordinator and in-house graphic designer for NTF’s monthly newsletter and issue-specific brochures.

Marr joined NTF after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business, in Blacksburg, Va.

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) is the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry, providing services and conducting activities that increase demand for its members' products by protecting and enhancing their ability to profitably provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious products. Its award-winning web site, www.eatturkey.com, offers consumers, food professionals and the media an extensive library of information including healthy eating and restaurant trends, turkey cuts and purchasing tips, turkey nutrition and cooking techniques, and turkey facts and trivia. Additionally, the site presents a searchable database of more than 1,500 recipes, offers a recipe E-mail program and provides special seasonal and holiday ideas. The National Turkey Federation is headquartered in Washington, D.C.