The Executive Director of the Iowa Egg Council and Iowa Poultry Association, Kevin Stiles acts as a resource for the state's poultry production activities and provides leadership in developing new markets and growth opportunities for the industry. As Executive Director, Stiles has worked hard to expand opportunities for members and stakeholders in the poultry industry through leadership, support, advocacy and education. These efforts included creation of the Cracking Hunger egg donation program, the Emerging Leader Program, an educational conference on policy issues, and the first concession stand at the Iowa State Fair highlighting egg products. Stiles also fosters the supportive relationship between the poultry industry and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship through continuing to coordinate Iowa's National Poultry Improvement Program and organizing workshops on topics such as the Iowa Poultry Disease Response and Emergency Preparedness and Avian Influenza.
Prior to joining the poultry industry, Stiles was Senior Vice President of Business Development for the Midwest Dairy Association and managed business development initiatives in a 10-state area to drive innovation by leveraging product and nutrition research along with consumer and market insights. Prior to that he worked for a marketing communications agency, a state trade association in California and tallied more than six years in export marketing.
Stiles is committed to carrying on the traditions the Iowa Egg Council and Iowa Poultry Association which include supporting the industry, adding value through research, and enhancing egg producer profitability while delivering products that meet current and future customer needs.