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; 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.

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