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William Gill

Bill Gill serves as assistant vice president of sustainability for Smithfield Foods, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for expanding and accelerating Smithfield’s long-term sustainability vision, including identifying and prioritizing proactive sustainability initiatives across the company’s operations, supply chain, and products. This includes activities involving Smithfield’s hog farming operations.

During his more than 30 years with the company, Bill has been instrumental in strengthening Smithfield’s reputation and its leadership position in environmental performance. He has held various project engineering and environmental positions at Smithfield. He is a current member of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) Environmental and Sustainability Committee and Board Chairman for the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI). He is also a current participant in the PMMI OPX Sustainability Solutions Group and a board member of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. Bill is also a member of the ProFood World Editorial Advisory Board. For several years, he has served as a member of the Environment Virginia Symposium Advisory Committee.

Bill is a licensed professional engineer. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.