Sara Crawford


Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC)

Dr. Sara Crawford joined Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC) as president in May 2022. Her experience and connections throughout the supply chain bring a unique perspective and understanding of core points throughout the supply network. With an extensive background in agriculture, animal and meat sciences, and sustainability, and a client first focus, her insight and executive leadership drives 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.

She has also led quality assurance and research programs with Mars Petcare U.S., and worked as an intern on retail initiatives and meat merchandising programs with U.S. Meat Export Federation (Tokyo), Certified Angus Beef, LLC, and the Kroger Company.

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. Outside of work, Dr. Crawford enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, playing and watching a variety of sports, biking, hiking, and spending time outdoors.