ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The Institute of Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) announced on Sept. 17 that it has named Jim Sullivan, Ph.D., as the first executive director of the charitable foundation, which seeks to sustain the future of food and feed production through education and research.
Sullivan is a trained scientist and business leader with more than 30 years of experience in identifying market opportunities and implementing ambitious strategies that meet or exceed corporate objectives. He is a skilled expert in the areas of development, expansion, export market development, acquisition and turnaround of businesses.
Sullivan is the owner of J E Sullivan Enterprise, LLC, a science-based agriculture and business consulting company he started in 2011. He worked for 25 years — serving 18 of those as president — for International Ingredient Corp. He also spent 11 years with Hubbard Milling Company.
“Jim's experience and fit for the job are ideal. He has a broad network in the industry, and has earned the respect of many of our colleagues, which should not only make him a great leader for IFEEDER, but should take our fundraising efforts to levels not experienced before for our foundation,” said IFEEDER Chair Dean Warras.
Sullivan is a former chairman of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA). He received his bachelor’s of animal science degree from the University of Kentucky, and his master’s and doctorate degrees in animal nutrition from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
Since its founding in 2009, IFEEDER has funded nearly $300,000 in projects, and has raised $1.2 million in donations and pledges.