Newly elected members of the National Chicken Council’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors were announced at the organization’s Annual Conference here today.
Elected to serve one-year terms on the Executive Committee were: Charles C. Allen III, Allen Family Foods, Seaford, DE; John Bekkers, Gold Kist, Atlanta, GA; Clifford Butler, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, Pittsburg, TX; Paul Carter, Foster Farms, Livingston, CA; Anthony Chivinski, Pennfield Farms, Lancaster, PA; Gary George, George’s, Inc., Springdale, AR; Mark Hickman, Peco Foods, Tuscaloosa, AL; Robert Johnson, House of Raeford, Rose Hill, NC; Greg Lee, Tyson Foods, Springdale, AR; Elton Maddox, Wayne Farms LLC, Oakwood, GA; Jim Perdue, Perdue Farms, Salisbury, MD; and Joe Sanderson, Jr., Sanderson Farms, Laurel, MS.
Elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors were: John Bekkers, Gold Kist, Atlanta, GA; Ronald Cameron, Mountaire Corporation, N. Little Rock, AR; Paul Carter, Foster Farms, Livingston, CA; Dean Falk, Sylvest Farms, Montgomery, AL; Marvin Green, Keystone Foods, Huntsville, AL; Mark Hickman, Peco Foods, Tuscaloosa, AL; Robert Johnson, House of Raeford, Rose Hill, NC; Greg Lee, Tyson Foods, Springdale, AR; Blake Lovette, ConAgra Foods, Poultry Division, Duluth, GA; Al Rhodes, Charoen Pokphand (U.S.A.), Eufaula, AL; Joe Sanderson, Jr., Sanderson Farms, Laurel, MS; and Tom Shelton, Case Farms, Salisbury, MD.
Elected to two-year terms were Kerry Kinyon, Peterson Farms, Decatur, AR, and Michael Pastore, Park Farms, Canton, OH. Jerry Dowd, ConAgra Foods, Poultry Division, Duluth, GA, was elected to a new one-year term.
Elected to one-year terms as directors-at-large were: Lawrence (Ronnie) Clark, Chas. N. Clark Associates, Laurel, MS; James Bell, Cobb-Vantress, Siloam Springs, AR; W. A. (Billy) Crider, Jr., Crider Poultry, Stillmore, GA; Randall Marcuson, Embrex, Research Triangle Park, NC; Whitner Slagsvol, Greater South Insurance Agency, Columbia, SC; Don Washington, International Paper, Memphis, TN; Garnet O’Marrow, Intervet, Millsboro, DE; Dr. John Greaves, Kemin Industries, Des Moines, IA; Martijn Hillenius, Meyn Poultry Processing LLC, Flowery Branch, GA; Thomas White, Poly-Clip System, Mundelein, IL; Francis Adriaens, Renessen LLC, Bannockburn, IL; William Batjer, Rhodia, Cranbury, NJ; and James Makemson, Turner Universal Construction, Huntsville, AL.
The National Chicken Council represents integrated chicken producer-processors, the companies that produce, process, and market chickens. Member companies of NCC account for 95 percent of the chicken sold in the United States.