The Poultry Federation Arkansas office

Board of Directors

Our members in the poultry and egg industry have served as the foundation and governing body of our organization since its inception.

The foresight of the founding fathers of this organization has carried over to today’s generation of poultry executives.

Many of our active members and those that currently serve on our Board of Directors are second, third, and fourth generation Arkansas poultry industry family members.

Executive Committee

Keith Smith, VP Sales, Keith Smith Company, Inc.

Billy Hufford, VP Commercial Operations, Aviagen, Inc.
Vice Chairman

Eddie Halter, Complex Manager, Pilgrim’s

Mark Weathers, Complex Manager Benton Co. Operations, Simmons Foods, Inc.

Duane Weems, Live Operations Manager, Peco Foods
Ex Officio

Chance Bryant, Director of North America Technical Services, Cobb-Vantress, Inc.
Tim Thompson, Vice President, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.
Toby Tapp, Complex Manager, Wayne-Sanderson
Bill Montalvo, Complex Manager, Butterball, LLC
Lindsey Perry, Director, Technical Services, Safe Foods
Everardo Fernandez, CEO, O.K. Foods, Inc.
Shane Acosta, General Manager, Cargill
Billy Pharis, Senior Counsel-Law Department, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Shelby Watkins, Senior VP Live Operations, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Sara Throne, Sr. Director of Veterinary Services, Simmons Foods, Inc.
Abigail Reith-Graham, Technical Services Veterinarian, Zoetis


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