Chaz Wilson, vice president of Grove Services, has been elected chairman of the board of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council for 2012–2013.


As chairman, Wilson will head the eight-member council executive committee, which sets policy and gives direction to the council, an organization whose mission is to promote and increase exports of U.S. chicken, turkey, duck and egg products worldwide. Council members also elected Charles von der Heyde of Pilgrim’s as first vice chairman of the board, and Herbie Hoover of Sanderson Farms as second vice chairman. Joel Coleman of Butterball LLC was elected secretary-treasurer, Neil Carey of Simmons Foods was elected chairman of the council's marketing committee, and Mike Little of Mountaire Farms and Jim Wayt of Intervision Foods are at-large members.