Newly elected members of the National Chicken Council’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors were announced at the organization’s 49th Annual Conference here today.
Elected to serve one-year terms on the Executive Committee were John Bekkers, Gold Kist, Atlanta, GA; Elise Durbin, Marshall Durbin Companies, Birmingham, AL; Gary George, George’s, Inc., Springdale, AR; Randall Goins, O. K. Foods, Fort Smith, AR; Mark Hickman, Peco Foods, Tuscaloosa, AL; Don Jackson, Foster Farms, Livingston, CA; Greg W. Lee, Tyson Foods, Springdale, AR; Elton Maddox, Wayne Farms, Oakwood, GA; Joe Sanderson, Jr., Sanderson Farms, Laurel, MS; Tom Shelton, Case Foods, Salisbury, MD; Robert Turley, Perdue Farms, Salisbury, MD; and Michael Welch, Harrison Poultry, Bethlehem, GA.
Elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors were Charles C. Allen, III, Allen Family Foods, Seaford, DE; Luke Daniels, Amick Farms, Batesburg, SC; Randall W. Goins, O.K. Foods, Fort Smith, AR; W. C. Haralson, Lady Forest Farms, Forest, MS; Michael Helgeson, Gold’n Plump Poultry, St. Cloud, MN; Thomas M. Hensley, Jr., Fieldale Farms, Baldwin, GA; Donald Jackson, Foster Farms, Livingston, CA; Jerry Lane, Claxton Poultry Farms, Claxton, GA; Donald Mabe, Jr., Gold Kist, Atlanta, GA; Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim, Pilgrim’s Pride, Pittsburg, TX; Robert A. Turley, Perdue Farms, Salisbury, MD; and Michael Welch, Harrison Poultry, Bethlehem, GA.
Elected to one-year terms as Directors at Large were Carl Blackham, Harris Nesbitt, Chicago, IL; Gregory Cannon, SunTrust Banks, Atlanta, GA; W. A. Crider, Jr., Crider Poultry, Metter, GA; John Dale, Degussa Corporation, Kennesaw, GA; Randall Ennis, Aviagen North America, Huntsville, AL; Mark Grace, Thinkage, Atlanta, GA; Simon Hall, Wells Fargo/Acordia, Cleveland, OH; Eric Joiner, AJC International, Atlanta, GA; Andy Miller, Baader Johnson, Kansas City, KS; Frank Nicoletti, Stork Gamco, Gainesville, GA; Scott Russell, Meyn Poultry Processing, Flowery Branch, GA; Gary Tollett, WYNCO, Lowell, AR; and Adriaan Weststrate, Rabobank International, Atlanta, GA.
The National Chicken Council represents integrated chicken producer-processors, the companies that produce, process and market chickens. Member companies of NCC account for approximately 95 percent of the chicken sold in the United States.