Bill Lovette, president and CEO of Pilgrim’s Corporation, has been elected to serve as 2012–2013 chairman of the National Chicken Council

Serving as vice chairman is Michael Helgeson, CEO of GNP Company. New to the officer corps, Jerry Lane, president of Claxton Poultry, takes over as secretary-treasurer. In addition to the three new officers, Mike Brown was elected to a second term as president of the council. Officers serve one-year terms.