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; Alan Duncan, Mountaire Corporation, Little Rock, AR; Ron Foster, Foster Farms, Livingston, CA; Ben Harrison, Jr., Amick Farms, LLC, Batesburg-Leesville, SC; Michael Helgeson, Gold’n Plump Poultry, St. Cloud, MN; Tom Hensley, Fieldale Farms, Baldwin, GA; Mark Hickman, Peco Foods; Tuscaloosa, AL; Donald Jackson, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, Greeley, CO; Mark Kaminsky, Koch Foods, Park Ridge, IL; Bernard Leonard, Tyson Foods, Springdale, AR; Bill Lovette, Case Foods, Troutman, NC; and Elton Maddox, Wayne Farms LLC, Oakwood, GA.
Elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors were: Lampkin Butts, Sanderson Farms, Laurel, MS; John Comino, Southern Hens, Moselle, MS; Paul Downes, Mountaire Corporation, Millsboro, DE; Elise Durbin, Marshall Durbin Companies, Birmingham, AL; Gary George, George’s, Inc., Springdale, AR; Trent Goins, OK Foods, Fort Smith, AR; Donald Jackson, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, Greeley, CO; Donnie King, Tyson Foods, Springdale, AR; Elton Maddox, Wayne Farms LLC, Oakwood, GA; Pete Martin, Mar-Jac Poultry, Gainesville, GA; James Perdue, Perdue Farms, Salisbury, MD; Todd Simmons, Simmons Foods, Siloam Springs, AR; and Robert Turley, Allen Family Foods, Seaford, DE.
Jim Leighton, Perdue Farms, Salisbury, MD, was elected to a new two-year term on the Board of Directors.
Elected to one-year terms as Directors-at-Large were: Thomas Bagwell, American Proteins, Cumming, GA; Carl Blackham, BMO Capital Markets, Chicago, IL; Eric Joiner, AJC International, Atlanta, GA; Jerry Moye, Cobb-Vantress, Siloam Springs, AR; Maury Ore, Alpharma Animal Health, Lewisville, NC; Jimmy Paulakuhn, Pfizer Animal Health, Research Triangle Park, NC; Dr. Albert Payne, Elanco Animal Health, Greenfield, IN; Keith Pritchard, Merial Select, Gainesville, GA; Thad Simons, Novus International, Saint Charles, MO; Blair
Snyder, Agri Stats, Fort Wayne, IN; Jamie Usrey, Marel Stork Poultry Processing, Gainesville, GA; 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.