Board of Directors

NPFDA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of industry professionals from around the country representing the  protein, food, distributors, processing companies and other allied industries. The Board oversees the direction of the organization and works directly with the staff to guide organizational growth. 

NPFDA Board of Directors 2021-2022

R.E. Butts
R.E. Butts
Chief Operating Officer Butts Foods, Inc.
Board Member
Jim Culp
Jim Culp
Cook International Trade & Brokerage
Board Member
Jamie Doherty
Jamie Doherty
Director of Outside Sales Pilgrim's (443)783-0732
Board Member
Judson Guest
Executive Vice President LAD Truck Lines (706)540-3222
Treasurer
Ian Hesketh
Gordon Food Service (416)450-3221
Board Member
Joey Jurgielewicz
Director of Client Service Joe Jurgielewicz & Son, Ltd. (610)562-3825x144
Board Member
Ben Medearis
Director Business Development Americold (404)402-9205
Board Member
Doug Nielsen
National Sales Manager Turkey Valley Farms (917)873-1254
Board Member
Jeff Paschall
Jeff Paschall
VP of Sales Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms (706)778-5100x1125
Vice Chair
Laurie Pate
Laurie Pate
President Foodlinx, Inc. 9253034567
Board Member
Nathan Pence
Nathan Pence
General Manager Wholesome Foods, Inc. (540)984-8219x100
Board Member
Fernando Puentes
Fernando Puentes
Operations Manager High Point Logistics (731)240-1045
Board Member
Nick Stams
Nick Stams
Founder & President Stams Family Foods (256)520-9410
Immediate Past Chair
Terry Tolbert
Terry Tolbert
VP Supply Chain Execution (256)964-1044
Board Member
Rick Trenary
Rick Trenary
Vice President Industrial Sales Perdue Farms, Inc. (410)543-3558
Board Member
Nathan Vaughan
Sales Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc (770)531-5000
Board Member
Tammy Vige
Tammy Vige
Buyer/Sales Pacific Agri-Products, Inc. (650)873-0440
Chair
Mark Schultz
Director, Commercial & Warehouse Improvement Seaonus Cold Storage (904)265-0615
Board Member
Russ Whitman
Senior Vice President Urner Barry Publications (732)240-5330
Board Member
Wayne Shuler
Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms
Board Member
Amit Morey
Assistant Professor Department of Poultry Science Auburn University (334)844-8480
Board Member
Barry Moose
Koch Foods of Gainesville
Board Member
Ben Etherton
Director of Consulting APPI (667)330-1135
Board Member
Charlene Keller
Senior Director of Enterprise Accounts Choptank Transport (410)673-1240x142
Board Member
Dave Bayer
Dave Bayer
National Food Service Sales Peco Foods, Inc
Board Member
Denny Woodard
Denny Woodard
Tyson Foods (479)290-5312
Board Member
Don Poulin
Regional Vice President of Sales Golbon (904)460-3893
Board Member