Newly elected members of the National Chicken Council’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors were announced at the trade association’s Annual Conference here today.
Elected to one-year terms on the Executive Committee were: Lampkin Butts, Sanderson Farms, Laurel, MS; Elise Durbin, Marshall Durbin Companies, Birmingham, AL; Ron Foster, Foster Farms, Livingston, CA; Mike Helgeson, Gold’n Plump Poultry, St. Cloud, MN; Thomas M. Hensley Jr., Fieldale Farms, Baldwin, GA; Don Jackson, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, Pittsburg, TX; Mark Kaminsky, Koch Foods, Park Ridge, IL; Bernard Leonard, Tyson Foods, Springdale, AR; Elton Maddox, Wayne Farms, Oakwood, GA; Pete Martin, Mar-Jac Poultry, Gainesville, GA; Mike Roberts, Perdue Farms, Salisbury, MD; and Tom Shelton, Case Foods, Salisbury, MD.
Elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors were: Charles C. Allen, III, Allen Family Foods, Seaford, DE; Bennie Bishop, Peco Foods, Tuscaloosa, AL; Randall W. Goins, O. K. Foods, Fort Smith, AR; Ben Harrison, Jr., Amick Farms, Batesville-Leesville, SC; Michael Helgeson, Gold’n Plump Poultry, St. Cloud, MN; Thomas M. Hensley, Jr., Fieldale Farms, Baldwin, GA; Dan Huber, Foster Farms, Livingston, CA; Jerry Lane, Claxton Poultry Farms, Claxton, GA; Bill Lovette, Case Foods, Troutman, NC; Galen Miller, Miller Poultry, Orland, IN; Ken Pilgrim, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, Pittsburg, TX; Donnie Smith, Tyson Foods, Springdale, AR; Don Taber, House of Raeford, Rose Hill, NC; and Michael Welch, Harrison Poultry, Bethlehem, GA.
Elected to two-year terms on the Board of Directors were: Carl George, George’s, Inc., Springdale, AR, and Jerry Wilson, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, Pittsburg, TX. Elected to one-year terms were Thomas Weisser, Townsends, Inc., Acworth, GA, and Paul Downes, Mountaire Farms, Millsboro, DE.
Elected to one-year terms as Directors-at-Large were: Charles Bozman, CEVA Biomune, Saint Augustine, FL; Alan Brewer, Evonik Degussa Corporation, Kennesaw, GA; Randall Ennis, Aviagen North America, Huntsville, AL; Jimmy Fielding, International Paper Company, Memphis, TN; Guy Harari, Adisseo USA, Alpharetta, GA; Todd Kenning, The Linde Group, Defiance, MO; Joseph Lucas, Phibro Animal Health/Prince Agri Products, Lake Saint Louis, MO; Doug Macklin, Kemin AgriFoods, Oak Ridge, NC; Bill Melton, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, Columbia, SC; Jim Riggsbee, Pactiv Corporation, Charlotte, NC; M. Whitner Slagsvol, Greater South Insurance Agency, Columbia, SC; and Amy Witte, Danisco USA, Fayetteville, AR.
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.