November 8, 2016 – ATLANTA – The National Peanut Board has scheduled its quarterly Board and committee meetings for December 6-7 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Dupont Circle Hotel. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the American Peanut Council’s Winter Conference Dec. 7 and 8.
“For FY-17, we will continue to build on the successful launch of the Peanut Vendor to inspire millennials to connect emotionally with peanuts,” said Bob Parker, National Peanut Board’s president and CEO. “Our marketing plan includes mobilizing influencers to share their love of peanuts, playing a significant role in disseminating information about early introduction of peanut to infants and expanding our business development efforts by creating more opportunities for millennials in the retail, college dining and restaurant space; among other strategic goals.”
Also, new officers will be elected and instated, with terms running from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017.
National Peanut Board meetings take place at the Renaissance Washington, D. C. Dupont Circle Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave., N. W., Washington, D. C. 20037 (Phone: 202-775-0800).
The National Peanut Board meeting schedule is as follows:
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Orientation for new and reappointed Board and alternate members
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Nominations Committee
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2016
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. NPB General Session
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Domestic Promotions Committee
11:45 a.m. -- 12:15 pm Field to Table Presentation
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Export and International Trade Committee
12:45-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Budget and Finance Committee
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Evaluation and Measurement Committee
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Grower and Industry Communications Committee
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Board General Session Reconvenes
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. American Peanut Council Grower Meeting
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
No National Peanut Board meetings scheduled.
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. American Peanut Council Winter Conference