The Poultry Federation of Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, announces its Board of Directors and officers for the 2012-2013 year.
Serving as Chairman of the Board is Kevin McDaniel, Vice President of Production for O.K. Foods, Inc., Fort Smith; Vice Chairman of the Board is Shane Acosta, Complex General Manager for Cargill, Inc., Springdale; Treasurer of the Board is Steve Storm, Operations Vice President for Cal-Maine Foods, Jackson, MS; Secretary of the Board is David Elam, Complex Manager, Wayne Farms, LLC, Danville; and serving as Past Chairman of the Board is Todd Simmons, Chief Operating Officer of Simmons Foods, Siloam Springs.
In addition, Shane Acosta will serve as the 2013 Annual Poultry Festival Chairman.
Board members for 2012-2013: Charles George, Executive, George’s Inc., Springdale; Troy Green, Plant Manager, George’s Processing, Inc., Springdale; Vaughn King, Western Region Sales Manager, Aviagen, Inc.; Andrew Lekwa, Complex Manager, Butterball, LLC, Ozark; Drew McGee, Senior Vice President/General Manager Raw Poultry, Tyson Foods Inc., Springdale; Jerry Moye, President of Cobb-Vantress, Inc., Siloam Springs; Jeff Vanemburg, Operations Manager, Pilgrim’s, Batesville; Duane Weems, Live Operations Manager, Peco Foods, Batesville; Tim Garber, Manager of Breeders, Foster Farms, LLC, Glenwood; Brent Glasgow, Complex Manager, Pilgrim’s Pride, DeQueen; Trent Goins, Senior Vice President of O.K. Foods, Inc., Fort Smith; James Smith, Vice President Of Live Operations, Simmons Foods, Inc., Siloam Springs; and Jim Smith, President of Keith Smith Co., Inc.
Two Allied membership representatives serve on this year’s Board of Directors. They are: Vic Smith of Phibro Animal Health and Dr. Sara Steinlage of Elanco.
Newly elected board members are Drew McGee, Tyson Foods, Inc., Tim Garber, Foster Farms, LLC; and Brent Glasgow, Pilgrim’s Pride.
Marvin Childers of Little Rock serves as President and Chief Lobbyist of The Poultry Federation; John Bryan of Jefferson City, MO, serves as Vice President for Missouri; and John Ward of Oklahoma City, serves as Vice President for Oklahoma.
“Our Federation board of directors has a strong history of maintaining strong leaders that will contribute to the long term prosperity of our industry,” stated Childers. “We thank them for their time and dedication.”
The Poultry Federation is a tri-state trade association representing the poultry and egg industries in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Offices are located in Little Rock, AR, Jefferson City, MO, and Oklahoma City, OK.