New Members Elected to National Chicken Council Executive Committee and Board of Directors

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; Mike Helgeson, Gold’n Plump Poultry, St. Cloud, MN; Monty Henderson, George’s, Inc., Springdale, AR; Thomas Hensley, Jr., Fieldale Farms, Baldwin, GA; Don Jackson, Foster Farms, Livingston, CA; Bernard Leonard, Tyson Foods, Springdale, AR; Pete Martin, Mar-Jac Poultry, Gainesville, GA; Michael Roberts, Perdue Farms, Salisbury, MD; Tom Shelton, Case Foods, Eden, MD; Todd Simmons, Simmons Foods, Siloam Springs, AR; and Michael Welch, Harrison Poultry, Bethlehem, GA.

Elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors were Robin Burruss, Tip Top Poultry, Marietta, GA; W.A. “Billy” Crider, Jr., Crider Poultry, Stillmore, GA; Joe DePippo, Hain Pure Protein Corporation, Brevard, NC; Alan Duncan, Mountaire Corporation, N. Little Rock, AR; Ron Foster, Foster Farms, Livingston, CA; Monty Henderson, George’s, Inc., Springdale, AR; Mark Hickman, Peco Foods, Tuscaloosa, AL; Robert Johnson, House of Raeford, Rose Hill, NC; Bernard Leonard, Tyson Foods, Springdale, AR; Keith Lewis, Keystone Foods, Huntsville, AL; Mark McKay, BC Natural Chicken LLC, Fredericksburg, PA; J. Michael Roberts, Perdue Farms, Salisbury, MD; Joe Sanderson, Jr., Sanderson Farms, Laurel, MS; and Thomas R. Shelton, Case Foods, Eden, MD.

Elected to one-year terms as Directors at Large were David Andrews, Ecolab, St. Paul, MN; Mark Barnes, Hubbard LLC, Pikeville, TN; Curtis Coleman, Safe Foods Corporation, North Little Rock, AR; Michael Cooper, Kincannon & Reed, Paradise Valley, AZ; Dale Davis, Baader Johnson, Kansas City, KS; Timothy Davis, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Pilot Mountain, NC; Karl Deily, Cryovac Division Sealed Air Corporation, Duncan, SC; Edward Fryar, OMP Foods, Rogers, AR; Greg Osborn, Tasker Products, Fair Lawn, NJ; Rick Phillips, Schering-Plough Animal Health, Pineville, LA; Alan Schuler, CoBank, Greenwood Village, CO; and Blair Snyder, Agri Stats, Ft. Wayne, IN.

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.

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