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SEC Appoints Dr. Sara Crawford as President

May 25, 2022

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (May 25, 2022) – Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC) powered by EcoPractices® announced the appointment of Dr. Sara Crawford as president. Since its inception in 2008, SEC has been dedicated to supporting producers and food and beverage companies alike. By utilizing their EcoPractices® platform, SEC helps the food, beverage and ingredient industries benchmark and track internal sustainability goals and external metrics including industry standards and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Dr. Crawford’s experience and connections within the supply chain bring a unique perspective and understanding of core points throughout the supply network to her appointment as president. With an extensive background in agriculture, animal and meat sciences, and sustainability, and a client first focus, her insight and executive leadership will drive innovation for regenerative agriculture practices and food supply related industries throughout all facets of the company.

Prior to joining the SEC team, Dr. Crawford served as vice president of sustainability for National Pork Board and was responsible for strategic direction and venture leadership with the support of producer leaders. Preceding her role as vice president, Dr. Crawford held several positions with National Pork Board, including assistant vice president of sustainability, assistant vice president of animal welfare, and assistant vice president of social responsibility. Before joining National Pork Board, she was a beef and pork vendor specialist for OSI Group and served as an assistant professor and then department chair of the animal sciences program at Delaware Valley University.

Dr. Crawford has a Ph.D. in animal welfare science, her M.S. in meat science and genetics and an undergraduate degree in animal sciences, all from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

About Sustainable Environmental Consultants

Established in 2008, Sustainable Environmental Consultants is part of the Wright Service Corp. employee-owned family of companies. Since its inception, SEC has endeavored to be a leader in providing innovative solutions to better the planet through sustainability risk management, third-party data reporting and verification, and agricultural compliance and engineering. We provide a full range of environmental services needed by food companies and their agriculture supply systems. To learn more, visit