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. 

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NPFDA Board of Directors 2021-2022

R.E. Butts
R.E. Butts
President Butts Foods, LP
Board Member
Jim Culp
Jim Culp
Cook International Trade & Brokerage
Board Member
Jamie Doherty
Jamie Doherty
Director of Outside Sales Pilgrim's
Board Member
Judson Guest
Judson Guest
Executive Vice President LAD Truck Lines
Treasurer
Ian Hesketh
Ian Hesketh
Gordon Food Service
Board Member
Joey Jurgielewicz
Joey Jurgielewicz
Director of Client Service Joe Jurgielewicz & Son, Ltd.
Board Member
Ben Medearis
Ben Medearis
Director Business Development Americold
Board Member
Doug Nielsen
Doug Nielsen
National Sales Manager Turkey Valley Farms
Board Member
Jeff Paschall
Jeff Paschall
VP of Sales & Marketing Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms
Vice Chair
Laurie Pate
Laurie Pate
President Foodlinx, Inc.
Board Member
Nathan Pence
Nathan Pence
General Manager Wholesome Foods, Inc.
Board Member
Fernando Puentes
Head of Business Development High Point Logistics
Board Member
Nick Stams
Nick Stams
Founder & President Stams Family Foods
Immediate Past Chair
Rick Trenary
Rick Trenary
Vice President Industrial Sales Perdue Farms, Inc.
Board Member
Nathan Vaughan
Nathan Vaughan
Sales Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc.
Board Member
Tammy Vige
Tammy Vige
Buyer/Sales Pacific Agri-Products, Inc.
Chair
Russ Whitman
Russ Whitman
Senior Vice President Urner Barry Publications
Board Member
Amit Morey
Amit Morey
Assistant Professor Department of Poultry Science Auburn University
Board Member
Barry Moose
Barry Moose
Koch Foods of Gainesville
Board Member
Charlene Keller
Charlene Keller
Senior Director of Enterprise Accounts Choptank Transport
Board Member
Dave Bayer
Dave Bayer
National Sales Manager Peco Foods, Inc
Board Member
Denny Woodard
Denny Woodard
Tyson Foods
Board Member
Don Poulin
Don Poulin
Regional Vice President of Sales Golbon
Board Member
Mark Schultz
Mark Schultz
Maersk Line
Board Member
Wayne Shuler
Wayne Shuler
Vice President Shuler Meats Inc.
Board Member