Nevil Speer started his professional career at Western Kentucky University as a Professor in the Department of Agriculture 1995 and 2014. In addition, he also oversaw the Masters program in Leadership Studies at WKU. From there, he served as Vice President, U.S. Operations for AgriClear, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMX Group Limited. He built the team in the United States and led the organization through the start-up process, overseeing all marketing and advertising. Most recently (2020-2022), he served as Director of Industry Relations at Where Food Comes from.
Dr. Speer has written several influential industry white papers and currently serves as a contributor to Drovers. He has served as Chairman of the Board for the National Institute for Animal Agriculture and has extensive experience with the livestock / food industry including various service and consultation projects spanning such issues as market competition, agroterrorism, and animal identification.