Dr. Michelle Kromm, DVM, MPH, MAM, Diplomate ACPV

With over 15 years of experience developing partnerships within the business and research communities, regulatory agencies, and civil society organizations to drive improvements within the food system, Dr. Kromm is an expert on risk management and mitigation.  She specializes in the areas of food safety, emergency management of disease outbreaks, and antimicrobial stewardship, and believes by engaging with diverse stakeholders to identify and strategically mitigate risk, we can improve outcomes for animals, producers, and consumers.

Dr. Kromm is a board-certified poultry veterinarian who received concurrent Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University and Master of Public Health from the University of Iowa in 2006.  In 2007, she completed her master’s degree specializing in poultry medicine at the University of Georgia.  After completion of graduate school, Dr. Kromm joined Jennie-O Turkey Store, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods, as a staff veterinarian.  There she served in multiple leadership roles including being named Vice President of Animal Health and Welfare of Hormel Foods in 2019. In this role, Dr. Kromm was responsible for managing the company’s animal health, welfare, and preharvest food safety programs.