Committees

NPFDA members play a major role in the success of our organization. Committees are made up of members and industry professionals. Come make a difference and get involved.

Executive Committee

Nick Stams
Nick Stams
Founder & President Stams Family Foods (256)520-9410
Chair
Tammy Vige
Tammy Vige
Buyer/Sales Pacific Agri-Products, Inc. (650)873-0440
Vice Chair
Jeff Paschall
Jeff Paschall
VP of Sales Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms (706)778-5100x1125
Treasurer
Glennon Monroe
Glennon Monroe
Operations and Administration Columbia Meats (803)822-8611x2132
Immediate Past President

Lifetime Achievement Award Committee

Bobby Lipson
EVP Corporate Procurement & Sales Sherwood Food Distributors (216)662-8000x1
Committee Member
Glennon Monroe
Glennon Monroe
Operations and Administration Columbia Meats (803)822-8611x2132
Committee Member
Henry Buzgon
Henry Buzgon
Senior Vice President Eastern Quality Foods (954)439-2870
Committee Member
Joe Monroe
General Manager Columbia Meats (803)822-8611x2128
Committee Member
Marci Walker
Marci Walker
Head of Publix Retail Sales Pilgrim's (321)436-3230
Committee Member
Tammy Vige
Tammy Vige
Buyer/Sales Pacific Agri-Products, Inc. (650)873-0440
Committee Member

Meetings Committee

Jim Culp
Jim Culp
Cook International Trade & Brokerage (904)242-2944
Committee Chair
Barry Moose
Koch Foods of Gainesville
Committee Member
Dave Bayer
Dave Bayer
National Sales Manager Peco Foods, Inc (205)464-4945
Committee Member
Amit Morey
Assistant Professor Department of Poultry Science Auburn University (334)844-8480
Committee Member
Jeff Paschall
Jeff Paschall
VP of Sales Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms (706)778-5100x1125
Committee Chair
Marci Walker
Marci Walker
Head of Publix Retail Sales Pilgrim's (321)436-3230
Committee Member
Tammy Vige
Tammy Vige
Buyer/Sales Pacific Agri-Products, Inc. (650)873-0440
Committee Member
Carol Lanham
Carol Lanham
Director of Member Relations and Development National Protein & Food Distributors Association (912)439-3603
Staff Liaison
Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin
President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association (770)535-9901
Staff Liaison

Member of the Year

Bobby Lipson
EVP Corporate Procurement & Sales Sherwood Food Distributors (216)662-8000x1
Committee Member
Chris Sharp
VP & Owner Kelly's Foods
Committee Member
Nick Stams
Nick Stams
Founder & President Stams Family Foods (256)520-9410
Committee Member
Ted Rueger
President/CEO Eastern Quality Foods
Committee Member

Membership Committee

Lee Neal
Lee Neal
Vice President, Business Development Great Plains Transport, LLC (701)318-2474
Committee Chair
Joe Dempsey
Owner and Operator Supremas
Committee Member
Fred Dawkins
Fred Dawkins
Frederick C. Dawkins, Esq., P.C. (404)974-9543
Committee Member
Richard Miller
Richard Miller
Business Development Breakpoint Sales (620)202-0464
Committee Member
Jeff Paschall
Jeff Paschall
VP of Sales Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms (706)778-5100x1125
Committee Member
Glennon Monroe
Glennon Monroe
Operations and Administration Columbia Meats (803)822-8611x2132
Committee Member
Glenn Shuman
Claxton Poultry Farms
Committee Member
Joey Jurgielewicz
Director of Client Service Joe Jurgielewicz & Son, Ltd. (610)562-3825x144
Committtee Member
Tim Rathert
QV Foods, Fresh and Frozen Poultry Sales Quaker Valley Foods, Inc (615)826-5115
Committee Member
Rick Trenary
Rick Trenary
Vice President Industrial Sales Perdue Farms, Inc. (410)543-3558
Committee Member
Ada Brewster
Ada Brewster
National Account Manager Kottke Trucking (320)510-0033
Committee Member
Ben Etherton
Vice President, Consulting APPI (667)330-1135
Committee Member
Fernando Puentes
Fernando Puentes
Business Development High Point Logistics (731)240-1045
Committee Member
Don Poulin
Regional Vice President of Sales Golbon (904)460-3893
Committee Member
Jamie Doherty
Jamie Doherty
Director of Outside Sales Pilgrim's (443)783-0732
Committee Member
Charlene Keller
Senior Director of Enterprise Accounts Choptank Transport (410)673-1240x142
Committee Member
Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin
President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association (770)535-9901
Staff Liaison
Carol Lanham
Carol Lanham
Director of Member Relations and Development National Protein & Food Distributors Association (912)439-3603
Staff Liaison

Nominating Committee

Marci Walker
Marci Walker
Head of Publix Retail Sales Pilgrim's (321)436-3230
Committee Member
Bobby Lipson
EVP Corporate Procurement & Sales Sherwood Food Distributors (216)662-8000x1
Committee Member
Chris Sharp
VP & Owner Kelly's Foods
Committee Member
Joe Monroe
General Manager Columbia Meats (803)822-8611x2128
Committee Member
Marc Miro
President/CEO/HR Diversified Foods, LLC (818)577-3803
Committee Member
Walter Cooper
Sales Claxton Poultry Farms (912)536-6828
Committee Member
Kenny Seeger
Vice President E & S Marketing Company, Inc. (937)382-0196
Committee Member

Scholarship Selection Committee

Nick Stams
Nick Stams
Founder & President Stams Family Foods (256)520-9410
Chair
Judson Guest
Executive Vice President LAD Truck Lines (706)540-3222
Committee Member
Glennon Monroe
Glennon Monroe
Operations and Administration Columbia Meats (803)822-8611x2132
Committee Member
Denny Woodard
Denny Woodard
Tyson Foods (479)290-5312
Committee Member
R.E. Butts
R.E. Butts
President Butts Foods, LP
Committee Member
Henry Buzgon
Henry Buzgon
Senior Vice President Eastern Quality Foods (954)439-2870
Committee Member
Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin
President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association (770)535-9901
Staff Liaison
Alina Cooper
Alina Cooper
Director of Communications National Protein & Food Distributors Association (912)439-3603
Staf Liaison

Silent Auction Committee

Laurie Pate
Laurie Pate
President Foodlinx, Inc. 9253034567
Committee Member
Marci Walker
Marci Walker
Head of Publix Retail Sales Pilgrim's (321)436-3230
Committee Member
Nick Stams
Nick Stams
Founder & President Stams Family Foods (256)520-9410
Committee Member
Chan Windham
Chan Windham
Director of Commodity Sales House of Raeford Farms
Committee Member
Kristin McWhorter
Kristin McWhorter
Executive Trader E & S Marketing Company, Inc. (678)316-3458
Committee Member
Mariss Hans
General Manager Foodlinx, Inc. (925)231-9121
Committee Member
Jeff Paschall
Jeff Paschall
VP of Sales Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms (706)778-5100x1125
Committee Member
Val Nunes
Dreisbach
Committee Member
Vanderbilt Edwards
Agro Merchants Group
Committee Member
Lee Neal
Lee Neal
Vice President, Business Development Great Plains Transport, LLC (701)318-2474
Committee Member
Charlene Keller
Senior Director of Enterprise Accounts Choptank Transport (410)673-1240x142
Committee Member
Mark Stidham
Director of Sales, Reefer/Van Division Great Plains Transport, LLC (770)681-2060
Committee Member
Glennon Monroe
Glennon Monroe
Operations and Administration Columbia Meats (803)822-8611x2132
Committee Member
R.E. Butts
R.E. Butts
President Butts Foods, LP
Committee Member
Judson Guest
Executive Vice President LAD Truck Lines (706)540-3222
Committee Member
Henry Buzgon
Henry Buzgon
Senior Vice President Eastern Quality Foods (954)439-2870
Committee Member
Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin
President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association (770)535-9901
Staff Liaison
Alina Cooper
Alina Cooper
Director of Communications National Protein & Food Distributors Association (912)439-3603
Staff Liaison

Marketing Task Force

Ian Hesketh
Gordon Food Service (416)450-3221
Chair
Jefferson Heatwole
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Shenandoah Valley Organic (540)217-4586
Committee Member
Rick Trenary
Rick Trenary
Vice President Industrial Sales Perdue Farms, Inc. (410)543-3558
Committee Member
Russ Whitman
Senior Vice President Urner Barry Publications (732)240-5330x247
Committee Member
Ben Etherton
Vice President, Consulting APPI (667)330-1135
Committee Member
Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin
President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association (770)535-9901
Staff Liaison
Alina Cooper
Alina Cooper
Director of Communications National Protein & Food Distributors Association (912)439-3603
Staff Liaison

Group Health Insurance Task Force

Nathan Vaughan
Sales Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc. (770)531-5000
Committee Member
Nathan Pence
Nathan Pence
General Manager Wholesome Foods, Inc. (540)984-8219x100
Committee Member
R.E. Butts
R.E. Butts
President Butts Foods, LP
Committee Member
Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin
President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association (770)535-9901
Staff Liaison