Committees and Advisory Councils

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 and Advisory Councils:

  • Meetings & Showcase Advisory Council:  This council consults with and advises the NPFDA staff regarding arrangements for the Annual Convention, Spring Exchange, Fall Meeting and other events. 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 Committee: This committee consults with and advises the NPFDA staff regarding the NPFDA Scholarship Foundation Silent Auction during the NPFDA Annual Convention.  The committee also solicits donations and coordinates the auction along with NPFDA Staff during the Convention.
  • Scholarship Selection Committee: The scholarship committee coordinates with staff to handle the selection of scholarship recipients. This committee also consults with and advises the NPFDA Foundation staff regarding scholarship processes and criteria.  All Scholarship Selection Committee members are also Silent Auction Committee members. 
  • Membership Advisory Council: This council consults with and advises the NPFDA staff regarding recruitment and retention of NPFDA members.  In addition, they serve as a “think tank” regarding helping members feel connected and understanding the value of a NPFDA membership. 

Thank you to all who serve!

Scholarship Selection Committee

  • Jeff Paschall
    Jeff Paschall
    VP of Sales & Marketing Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms
    Chair
  • Fred Dawkins
    Fred Dawkins
    Frederick C. Dawkins, Esq., P.C.
    Committee Member
  • Henry Buzgon
    Henry Buzgon
    Senior Vice President Eastern Quality Foods
    Committee Member
  • Judson Guest
    Judson Guest
    Executive Vice President LAD Truck Lines
    Committee Member
  • Mariss Hans
    Mariss Hans
    General Manager Foodlinx, Inc.
    Committee Member
  • Amit Morey
    Amit Morey
    Assistant Professor Department of Poultry Science Auburn University
    Committee Member
  • Ben Medearis
    Ben Medearis
    Director Business Development Americold
    Committee Member
  • Greg Morgan
    Greg Morgan
    Senior Poultry Category Manager Quirch Foods Inc.
    Committee Member
  • Denny Woodard
    Denny Woodard
    Tyson Foods
    Committee Member
  • Greg Watt
    President/CEO WATT Global Media
    Committee Member
  • Kyle Richard
    Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing The Best Dressed Chicken
    Committee Member
  • Bruce Mooney
    Bruce Mooney
    Director of Retail Sales Mountaire Farms
    Committee Member
  • Alina Cooper
    Alina Cooper
    Director of Communications National Protein & Food Distributors Association
    Staff Liaison
  • Cece Corbin
    Cece Corbin
    President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association
    Staff Liaison

Meetings and Showcase Advisory Council

  • Kevin Grindle
    Kevin Grindle
    GA - Sales Manager Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc.
    Co-Chair
  • Barry Moose
    Barry Moose
    Division Manager of Transportation Koch Foods of Gainesville
    Co-Chair
  • Ada Brewster
    Ada Brewster
    Senior Sales Executive Bay and Bay
    Committee Member
  • Dylan Hughes
    Dylan Hughes
    Poultry Market Reporter Urner Barry
    Committee Member
  • Ben Medearis
    Ben Medearis
    Director Business Development Americold
    Committee Member
  • Lee Neal
    Lee Neal
    Vice President, Business Development Plains Dedicated, LLC
    Committee Member
  • Janet Hubert
    Janet Hubert
    Drayage / Logistics Account Manager HHXpress LLC
    Committee Member
  • Scott Robbert
    Scott Robbert
    Vice President of Logistics E.J. Poultry, Inc.
    Committee Member
  • Russ Whitman
    Russ Whitman
    Director of Market Reporting Urner Barry
    Committee Member
  • Mitch Mitchell
    Committee Member
  • Graham Kirkman
    Graham Kirkman
    VP Sales Tip Top Poultry, Inc.
    Committee Member
  • Cece Corbin
    Cece Corbin
    President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association
    Staff Liaison
  • Carol Lanham
    Carol Lanham
    Director of Member Relations and Development National Protein & Food Distributors Association
    Staff Liaison

Lifetime and Member of the Year Awards Committees

  • Judson Guest
    Judson Guest
    Executive Vice President LAD Truck Lines
    Chair
  • Walter Cooper
    Sales Claxton Poultry Farms
    Past MOY
  • Joe Monroe
    Senior Advisor Columbia Meats
    Past MOY
  • Kenny Seeger
    Vice President Seeger and Sons Meat Sales
    Past MOY
  • Chris Sharp
    Chris Sharp
    VP & Owner Kelly's Foods
    Past MOY
  • Cece Corbin
    Cece Corbin
    President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association
    Staff

Membership Advisory Council

  • Greg Morgan
    Greg Morgan
    Senior Poultry Category Manager Quirch Foods Inc.
    Chair
  • Dave Bayer
    Dave Bayer
    National Sales Manager Peco Foods, Inc
    Committee Member
  • Jamie Doherty
    Jamie Doherty
    Director of Outside Sales Pilgrim's
    Committee Member
  • Oliver Hoad
    Oliver Hoad
    Energy Consultant APPI Energy
    Committee Member
  • Louisa Lee
    Louisa Lee
    Business Development Manager Americold
    Committee Member
  • Justin Monfredini
    Justin Monfredini
    General Manager PacAgri Foods
    Committee Member
  • Martin Piffaretti
    Director FoodLink Group Inc
    Committee Member
  • Tim Rathert
    Tim Rathert
    QV Foods, Fresh and Frozen Poultry Sales Quaker Valley Foods, Inc
    Committee Member
  • Rick Trenary
    Rick Trenary
    Vice President Industrial Sales Perdue Farms, Inc.
    Committee Member
  • Janet Hubert
    Janet Hubert
    Drayage / Logistics Account Manager HHXpress LLC
    Committee Member
  • Kyle Richard
    Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing The Best Dressed Chicken
    Committee Member
  • Adam DeGroot
    Founder/CEO DeGroot Logistics
    Committee Member
  • Jim Richardson
    Wholesale Sales Manager Perdue Farms, Inc.
    Committee Member
  • Cece Corbin
    Cece Corbin
    President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association
    Staff Liaison
  • Carol Lanham
    Carol Lanham
    Director of Member Relations and Development National Protein & Food Distributors Association
    Staff Liaison

Executive Committee

  • Laurie Pate
    Laurie Pate
    President/CEO Foodlinx, Inc.
    Chair
  • Chan Windham
    Chan Windham
    Vice President of Sales House of Raeford Farms/Filet of Chicken
    Vice Chair
  • Greg Morgan
    Greg Morgan
    Senior Poultry Category Manager Quirch Foods Inc.
    Treasurer
  • Judson Guest
    Judson Guest
    Executive Vice President LAD Truck Lines
    Immediate Past Chair

Nominating Committee

  • Judson Guest
    Judson Guest
    Executive Vice President LAD Truck Lines
    NPFDA Chair
  • Jeff Paschall
    Jeff Paschall
    VP of Sales & Marketing Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms
    Immediate Past Chair
  • Tim Rathert
    Tim Rathert
    QV Foods, Fresh and Frozen Poultry Sales Quaker Valley Foods, Inc
    Board Member
  • Rick Trenary
    Rick Trenary
    Vice President Industrial Sales Perdue Farms, Inc.
    Board Member
  • Cece Corbin
    Cece Corbin
    President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association
    Staff

Silent Auction Committee

  • Mariss Hans
    Mariss Hans
    General Manager Foodlinx, Inc.
    Chair
  • Vanderbilt Edwards
    Vanderbilt Edwards
    Director, Key Accounts Americold
    Committee Member
  • Fred Dawkins
    Fred Dawkins
    Frederick C. Dawkins, Esq., P.C.
    Committee Member
  • Judson Guest
    Judson Guest
    Executive Vice President LAD Truck Lines
    Committee Member
  • Charlene Keller
    Charlene Keller
    AVP Sales Hub Group
    Committee Member
  • Ben Medearis
    Ben Medearis
    Director Business Development Americold
    Committee Member
  • Amit Morey
    Amit Morey
    Assistant Professor Department of Poultry Science Auburn University
    Committee Member
  • Lee Neal
    Lee Neal
    Vice President, Business Development Plains Dedicated, LLC
    Committee Member
  • Valdimer Nunes
    CSO Dreisbach
    Committee Member
  • Jeff Paschall
    Jeff Paschall
    VP of Sales & Marketing Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms
    Committee Member
  • Laurie Pate
    Laurie Pate
    President/CEO Foodlinx, Inc.
    Committee Member
  • Fernando Puentes
    National Account Manager DeGroot Logistics
    Committee Member
  • Nick Stams
    Nick Stams
    Founder & President Stams Family Foods
    Committee Member
  • Nathan Vaughan
    Nathan Vaughan
    Sales Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc.
    Committee Member
  • Chan Windham
    Chan Windham
    Vice President of Sales House of Raeford Farms/Filet of Chicken
    Committee Member
  • Denny Woodard
    Denny Woodard
    Tyson Foods
    Committee Member
  • Vincent Mennella
    V.P. Mennella's Poultry Co., Inc.
    Committee Member
  • Ada Brewster
    Ada Brewster
    Senior Sales Executive Bay and Bay
    Committee Member
  • Ryan Jones
    Ryan Jones
    Business Development Manager Americold
    Committee Member
  • Cece Corbin
    Cece Corbin
    President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association
    Staff Liaison
  • Alina Cooper
    Alina Cooper
    Director of Communications National Protein & Food Distributors Association
    Staff Liaison