Pat McGonegle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, a position he has held since October 2015. McGonegle was formerly with the National Pork Producers Council for 19 years and had served as the vice president of state relations and resource development since 2002.
The Vincent, Iowa, native has worked in the pork industry for more than 30 years and started his career with IPPA as a field director in 1983. Pat was a vice president at the National Pork Board and was once the executive director of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association. He also worked in sales for ADM Animal Health and Nutrition.
McGonegle grew up on a diversified farm and earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Iowa State University. He currently resides in Urbandale, Iowa, with his wife, Julie. They have two adult children.