The Poultry Federation headquarters is located at 321 South Victory Street, Little Rock, AR 72201. We are less than a block away from the State Capitol's front steps and minutes away from downtown Little Rock. We love visitors, so come visit us any time.
Marvin Childers is President and Chief Lobbyist for The Poultry Federation and has served in this capacity since January 2007. In 2016 he was elected President of the State Poultry Executives Association after serving as the association’s Vice President in 2014 and 2015. Childers also served as an Arkansas State Representative from 2001 to 2006 and has practiced law with Friday, Eldredge & Clark since 2000. Prior to joining the Friday law firm, he developed a general practice in Blytheville, AR, where he was a partner with Burrow, Harlan and Childers.
Childers received a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Mississippi and his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, and the Pulaski County Bar Association. Marvin was raised on a family farm in Cooter, MO where his family grew over 2,000 acres of cotton, soybeans, wheat and milo.
Currently Marvin resides in Little Rock with his wife, Charisse.
Holly Duval is the Director of Marketing & Business Development for The Poultry Federation. She has been with TPF since 2014. Duval leads TPF's business development efforts, marketing, communications and media relations for Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Dvuals’ background is in marketing, advertising, social media and sales administration.
Duval received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing Management from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR.
Holly resides in Russellville with her husband, Charlie and their two English Pointers Bella Baby and Dusty Rose.
Joyce Wood is the Director of Business Operations for TPF. Wood leads the day to day operations of TPF, manages TPF's annual events, and spearheads all fundraising efforts for the Federation. Wood has been a part of TPF since 2005.
When she is not in the office, you can find her mountainside taking in the sites of the Natural State.
Karissa McDonald is the Marketing Coordinator for TPF. McDonald is an Arkansas native and has grown to love the state she calls home. Karissa has worked in marketing, development and fundraising for the last seven years. Throughout the last several years, she has served on numerous committees and volunteered with organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce's Marketing committee, several political campaigns and served as a founding member and former President of the Young Professionals Network. She was a nominee for Bryant's Woman of the Year award and is a two-time winner of the prestigious Marketing and Communications "MAC Award" from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
In her spare time, Karissa enjoys teaching competitive dance and spending time with her husband and their two children.