Sherman Miller, Cal-Maine Foods, Jackson, Miss., was elected chairman of the board of directors of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The board meeting was held during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo. He previously served as vice chairman. Miller was presented with the time-honored “working man’s gavel” by 2014 chairman, Elton Maddox.
A native of Mississippi, he received his BS in poultry science from Mississippi State University. Miller joined Cal-Maine Foods in 1997 where he has worked in a variety of positions. He is currently chief operating officer for Cal-Maine Foods.
Paul Hill, West Liberty Foods, Ellsworth, Iowa, was named vice chairman. A native of Iowa, he received his BA in economics from St. Olaf College. He was instrumental in the founding of West Liberty Foods, a farmer-owned company, in 1996. He is currently chairman of West Liberty Foods, as well as president of Circle Hill Farms. In addition, he is a past chairman of the National Turkey Federation.
Jerry Moye, Cobb-Vantress, Siloam Springs, Ark., was named treasurer. Moye graduated with a degree in economics from Washington College in Maryland. He spent 16 years in integrated chicken production for two large US integrators, Showell Farms of Maryland and Zacky Farms of California, before joining Cobb-Vantress in 1991 where he held a variety of positions. He is currently president of Cobb-Vantress, Inc.
Tom Hensley, Fieldale Farms, Baldwin, Ga., was named secretary. A native of West Virginia, Hensley graduated with a degree in business from Marshall University. Before joining Fieldale Farms, Hensley was a tax manager at Price Waterhouse & Co. He is currently president of Fieldale Farms where he has worked for 38 years, as well as a member of Fieldale Farms Corporation Board of Directors. In addition, he is past chairman of the National Chicken Council and a life member of the Georgia Poultry Federation. He actively serves on various charitable organization boards.
Immediate Past Chairman
Elton Maddox, Wayne Farms, Oakwood, Ga., is immediate past chairman. A native of Georgia, he received his BS in engineering from the University of Georgia. Maddox joined Wayne Farms in 1974 and worked in a number of management positions within the company. He is currently president and CEO of Wayne Farms. In addition, he is a past chairman of the National Chicken Council and the Georgia Improvement Association and a past president of the Georgia Poultry Federation and the Georgia Poultry Processors Federation. He has served on the USPOULTRY board of directors since 2007.
“I look forward to the leadership and guidance these officers will provide our organization,” remarked John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY.