Chuck Cozad is the Chief Information Officer for the National Pork Board, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Chuck is responsible for leading the organization in identifying technology solutions that allows accomplishment of strategic objectives and provide operating efficiency to maximize the Pork Checkoff’s ability to fund programs and services for the pork industry. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, science and technology, swine health, pork safety, and sustainability and environmental management. Prior to becoming part of the National Pork Board staff in 1998, Cozad held various technology positions in both support and management roles. Chuck began his career at the National Pork Board as the technical services manager, and held the director of IT title prior to being named CIO in 2016.