James Sumner is the President of USA Poultry and Egg Export Council, whom he has been with since 1990. He previously served as the VP of Communications for Dairyman Inc, and the Director of Marketing for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. He served as the President of the International Poultry Council from 2005-2019. He is an original founding member of WPF (founded as UIPDP), and is currently serving the board as President. He brings expertise in international trade, negotiations and policy formation to the WPF board.