Missouri Pork Association’s Long-Time Leader, Don Nikodim, Set to Retire in January 2024

After years of dedicated service, Don Nikodim, the esteemed executive director of the Missouri Pork Association, has officially announced his impending retirement. Nikodim’s departure is scheduled for the end of January 2024, marking the end of an era for the association.

Nikodim’s retirement has prompted the launch of a comprehensive search for his successor. The Missouri Pork Association is actively seeking candidates to fill the role of CEO, and the application process is open until October 10, 2023. Interested individuals who possess a passion for the pork industry and the vision to lead the association into the future are encouraged to submit their applications promptly.

Don Nikodim has played an instrumental role in advancing the interests of the pork industry in Missouri throughout his tenure as the executive director. Under his leadership, the Missouri Pork Association has achieved significant milestones and made lasting contributions to the state’s agricultural landscape. As he prepares to step down, there is no doubt that his legacy will be remembered with gratitude and admiration by colleagues and industry stakeholders alike.

The Missouri Pork Association’s office in Columbia is the focal point for receiving applications for the CEO position. Prospective candidates should prepare their applications and submit them before the October 10 deadline. This transition signifies a pivotal moment for the organization, and the selection of the new CEO will undoubtedly shape the future of the Missouri Pork Association.

As the search for a new leader commences, the association remains committed to promoting and supporting the interests of Missouri’s pork producers. Don Nikodim’s contributions to the industry have been invaluable, and his successor will have big shoes to fill. The coming months will be pivotal in determining the direction the Missouri Pork Association will take under new leadership, making it an exciting and transformative period for the organization and the pork industry as a whole.