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

New 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; O.B. Goolsby, Jr., Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, Pittsburg, TX; Monty Henderson, George’s, Inc., Springdale, AR; Thomas Hensley, Jr., Fieldale Farms, Baldwin, GA; Mark Hickman, Peco Foods, Tuscaloosa, AL; Bill Lovette, Tyson Foods, Springdale, AR; Elton Maddox, Wayne Farms, Oakwood, GA; Jerry Pete Martin, Mar-Jac Poultry, Gainesville, GA; Michael Roberts, Perdue Farms, Salisbury, 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 Lampkin Butts, Sanderson Farms; Charles Dix, Townsends, Inc., Georgetown, DE; Elise Durbin, Marshall Durbin Companies; Blake Evans, Peterson Farms, Decatur, AR; Gary George, George’s Inc., Springdale, AR; Trent Goins, O.K. Foods, Fort Smith, AR; Bill Lovette, Tyson Foods; Elton Maddox, Wayne Farms; Jerry Pete Martin, Mar-Jac Poultry; Michael Pastore, Park Farms, Canton, OH; James Perdue, Perdue Farms, Salisbury, MD; Clint Rivers, Pilgrim’s Pride, Pittsburg, TX; Todd Simmons, Simmons Foods; and John Wise, Mountaire Farms, Millsboro, DE. Elected to two-year terms were Denny Hickman, Peco Foods, Tuscaloosa, AL, and Ken Pilgrim, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, Pittsburg, TX.

Elected to one-year terms as Directors at Large were Thomas N. Bagwell, American Proteins, Cumming, GA; Carl Blackham, BMO Capital Markets, Chicago, IL; Robin Burruss, Tip Top Poultry, Marietta, GA; Gregory L. Cannon, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Atlanta, GA; W.A. (Billy) Crider, Crider Poultry, Stillmore, GA; Eric Joiner, AJC International, Atlanta, GA; Jerry Moye, Cobb-Vantress, Siloam Springs, AR; Frank Nicoletti, Stork Gamco, Gainesville, GA; Maury Ore, ALPHARMA Animal Health, Lewisville, NC; Jimmy Paulakuhn, Embrex, Research Triangle Park, NC; Dr. Albert Payne, Elanco Animal Health, Greenfield, IN; Keith Pritchard, Merial Select, Gainesville, GA; Thad W. Simons, Novus International, St. Louis, MO; 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.

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