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/Councils 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

Jeff Paschall
Jeff Paschall
VP of Sales & Marketing Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms (706)778-5100x1125
Chair
Judson Guest
Judson Guest
Executive Vice President LAD Truck Lines (706)540-3222
Vice Chair
Laurie Pate
Laurie Pate
President Foodlinx, Inc. 9253930879
Treasurer
Tammy Vige
Tammy Vige
Buyer/Sales PacAgri Foods (650)873-0440
Immediate Past Chair

Meetings Committee

Eric Hampton
Eric Hampton
Owner Ms Branch Sunset Transportation
Co-chair
Chan Windham
Chan Windham
Director of Commodity Sales House of Raeford Farms
Co-chair
Jeff Paschall
Jeff Paschall
VP of Sales & Marketing Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms
Committee Member
Barry Moose
Barry Moose
Koch Foods of Gainesville
Committee Member
Charlene Keller
Charlene Keller
Senior Director of Enterprise Accounts Choptank Transport, A Hub Group Company
Committee Member
Dylan Hughes
Dylan Hughes
Poultry Market Reporter Urner Barry Publications
Committee Member
Carol Lanham
Carol Lanham
Director of Member Relations and Development National Protein & Food Distributors Association
Staff Liaison
Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin
President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association
Staff Liaison

Lifetime and Member of the Year Awards Committees

Jeff Paschall
Jeff Paschall
VP of Sales & Marketing Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms
Committee member
Marci Walker
Marci Walker
Head of Publix Retail Sales Pilgrim's
Committee member
Walter Cooper
Sales Claxton Poultry Farms
Committee member
Chris Sharp
Chris Sharp
VP & Owner Kelly's Foods
Committee member
Jon Poole
Jon Poole
Eastern Quality Foods
Committee member
Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin
President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association
Staff

Membership Committee

Lee Neal
Lee Neal
Vice President, Supply Chain Development Global 888 Trucking, Inc.
Co-chair
Nathan Pence
Nathan Pence
Vice President Wholesome Companies
Co-chair
Rick Trenary
Rick Trenary
Vice President Industrial Sales Perdue Farms, Inc.
Committee Member
Ada Brewster
Ada Brewster
Senior Sales Executive Bay and Bay
Committee Member
Dan Forgacs
Dan Forgacs
Vice President, U.S. Strategic Markets APPI Energy
Committee Member
Fernando Puentes
Fernando Puentes
Business Development HPL Logistics
Committee Member
Don Poulin
Don Poulin
Regional Vice President of Sales Golbon
Committee Member
Jamie Doherty
Jamie Doherty
Director of Outside Sales Pilgrim's
Committee Member
Charlene Keller
Charlene Keller
Senior Director of Enterprise Accounts Choptank Transport, A Hub Group Company
Committee Member
Russ Whitman
Russ Whitman
Senior Vice President Urner Barry Publications
Committee Member
Martin Piffaretti
Director FoodLink Group Inc
Committee Member
Mark Schultz
Mark Schultz
VP Sales FlexCold
Committee Member
Jefferson Heatwole
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Shenandoah Valley Organic
Committee Member
Dave Bayer
Dave Bayer
National Sales Manager Peco Foods, 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

Nominating Committee

Jeff Paschall
Jeff Paschall
VP of Sales & Marketing Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms
Committee Member
Tammy Vige
Tammy Vige
Buyer/Sales PacAgri Foods
Committee Member
Ben Medearis
Ben Medearis
Director Business Development Americold
Committee Member
Jim Culp
Jim Culp
Cook International Trade & Brokerage
Committee Member
Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin
President/CEO National Protein & Food Distributors Association
Staff

Scholarship Selection Committee

Judson Guest
Judson Guest
Executive Vice President LAD Truck Lines
Chair
Mariss Hans
Mariss Hans
General Manager Foodlinx, Inc.
Committee Member
Denny Woodard
Denny Woodard
Tyson Foods
Committee Member
Henry Buzgon
Henry Buzgon
Senior Vice President Eastern Quality Foods
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
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
Staf Liaison

Silent Auction Committee

Mariss Hans
Mariss Hans
General Manager Foodlinx, Inc.
Chair
Laurie Pate
Laurie Pate
President Foodlinx, Inc.
Committee Member
Chan Windham
Chan Windham
Director of Commodity Sales House of Raeford Farms
Committee Member
Jeff Paschall
Jeff Paschall
VP of Sales & Marketing Fieldale Farms Corp./Springer Mountain Farms
Committee Member
Val Nunes
Dreisbach
Committee Member
Vanderbilt Edwards
Vanderbilt Edwards
Director, Key Accounts Americold
Committee Member
Lee Neal
Lee Neal
Vice President, Supply Chain Development Global 888 Trucking, Inc.
Committee Member
Charlene Keller
Charlene Keller
Senior Director of Enterprise Accounts Choptank Transport, A Hub Group Company
Committee Member
Mark Stidham
Vice President, Supply Chain Operations Global 888 Trucking, Inc.
Committee Member
R.E. Butts
R.E. Butts
President Butts Foods, LP
Committee Member
Nick Stams
Nick Stams
Founder & President Stams Family Foods
Committee Member
Denny Woodard
Denny Woodard
Tyson Foods
Committee Member
Nathan Vaughan
Nathan Vaughan
Sales Mar-Jac Poultry, 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
Judson Guest
Judson Guest
Executive Vice President LAD Truck Lines
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