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, Miss.; secretary of the board is David Elam, complex manager, Wayne Farms, Danville; and serving as past chairman of the Board is Todd Simmons, chief operating officer of Simmons Foods, Siloam Springs.
In addition, 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, 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, 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 McGee, Garber, and Glasgow.
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.
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, Jefferson City, Mo., and Oklahoma City.