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. Below are NPFDA's Standing Committees and Elected/Appointed Committees as well as their missions.

NPFDA Elected and Appointed Committees:

  • Executive Committee: The Executive Committee is composed of five (5) elected members as follows: The Chair, the Vice Chair, the President, the Treasurer, and the immediate Past Chair.
  • Finance Committee: Reviews and makes budget recommendations. The committee consists of the President, the Chair, the Vice-Chair, the Treasurer, the Immediate Past Chair, and two other Past Chairs as selected by the current Chair.
  • Nominating Committee: Board and Treasurer ballots are submitted to the nominating committee for review and verification. The Immediate Past Chair shall be the Chairperson of the Nominating committee.  The members of the Nominating Committee shall include the President, Immediate Past Chair, Chair, and two other board members as appointed by the Chairperson of the nominating committee.
  • Awards Committee: Elects Member of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award recipients from nominations submitted by the board and membership. The committee is comprised of the Chair and four (4) past Members of the Year appointed by The Chair.

Volunteer Committees:

  • Meetings & Showcase:  This committee will consult with and advise the NPFDA staff to regarding arrangements for the Annual Convention and the Fall Meeting. Need and feasibility for additional NPFDA functions should be discussed and put into action as determined. Members may also be called upon to help with specific duties during these events.
  • Silent Auction: This committee will consult with and advise the NPFDA staff to regarding the NPFDA Scholarship Foundation Silent Auction during the NPFDA Annual Convention.  The committee will also solicit donations and coordinate the auction along with NPFDA Staff during the Convention.
  • Scholarship Selection Committee: The scholarship committee will coordinate with staff to handle the selection of scholarship recipients. This committee will also consult with and advise the NPFDA Foundation staff regarding scholarship processes and criteria.  All Scholarship Selection Committee members are also Silent Auction Committee members. 
  • Membership Committee: This committee will consult with and advise the NPFDA staff regarding recruitment and retention of NPFDA members.  In addition, they will serve as a “think tank” regarding helping members feel connected and understanding the value of a NPFDA membership. 

Thank you to all who serve!

Executive Committee

Tammy Vige
Tammy Vige
Buyer/Sales Pacific Agri-Products, Inc. (650)873-0440
Chair
Jeff Paschall
Jeff Paschall
VP of Sales & Marketing Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms (706)778-5100x1125
Vice Chair
Judson Guest
Judson Guest
Executive Vice President LAD Truck Lines (706)540-3222
Treasurer
Nick Stams
Nick Stams
Founder & President Stams Family Foods (256)520-9410
Immediate Past Chair

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
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
Amit Morey
Assistant Professor Department of Poultry Science Auburn University (334)844-8480
Committee Member
Jeff Paschall
Jeff Paschall
VP of Sales & Marketing 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 & Marketing 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
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
Fernando Puentes
Fernando Puentes
Head of Business Development High Point Logistics (731)240-1045
Committee Member
Don Poulin
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
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
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 & Marketing 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
Charlene Keller
Senior Director of Enterprise Accounts Choptank Transport (410)673-1240x142
Committee Member
Mark Stidham
Director of Sales/Operations 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
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
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
Russ Whitman
Senior Vice President Urner Barry Publications (732)240-5330x247
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
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