Our members in the poultry and egg industry have served as the foundation and governing body of our organization since its inception.

The foresight of the founding fathers of this organization has carried over to today’s generation of poultry executives.

Many of our active members and those that currently serve on our Board of Directors are second, third, and fourth generation Arkansas poultry industry family members.

Executive Committee

Mike Pruitt, Cobb-Vantress, Inc.
Chairman & Festival Co-Chairman

Wes McClure, Simmons Foods, Inc.
Vice Chairman & Festival Co-Chairman

Charlie Solomon, Tyson Foods, Inc.

Jim Smith, Keith Smith Company, Inc.
Ex Officio

Brian Esters, George’s Inc.
John Lenahan, Butterball, LLC
Robert Garlington, George’s Inc.
Vaughn King, Aviagen, Inc.
Russell Mayo, International Paper
Tim Thompson, Cal-Maine Foods
Toby Tapp, Wayne Farms
Keith Childress, Ceva
Duane Weems, Peco Foods
Shane Acosta, Cargill
Russell Bragg, O.K. Foods, Inc.
Eddie Halter, Pilgrim's
Scott Gustin, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Keith Smith, Keith Smith Company, Inc.
Tracy Tedder, O.K. Foods, Inc.
Cole Vardeman, Simmons Foods, Inc.

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