The Poultry Federation, a trade organization representing the poultry and egg industries in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, introduced three new members to its board of directors: Bill Folk of Butterball, Benny McClure of George's Inc. and Preston Stiles of Conveyor Technology. Each will serve a three-year term ending in 2016.
"We appreciate their willingness to serve and look forward to their leadership in our mission to protect and promote the poultry and egg industry of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma," said Marvin Childers, president of the Poultry Federation.
Bill Folk is the complex manager at Butterball in Huntsville, Ark. He has worked at Butterball for the past 23 years where he has held the positions of operations manager, human resources manager and controller. Previous to his career at Butterball, he worked for Louis Rich, a division of Oscar Mayer/Kraft Foods for 13 years where he held the positions of live operations controller, general accounting manager and cost accounting manager.
Folk will serve on this year's Processors Workshop Committee for the Poultry Federation. He attended Newberry College in Newberry, S.C., and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He and his wife, Judy, reside in Fayetteville, Ark.
Benny McClure is the live production manager, Arkansas and Missouri Division, for George's Inc. He previously worked for Tyson Foods as hatchery manager and broiler manager. He currently serves as vice chairman of the Poultry Improvement Committee for the Poultry Federation and will also serve as the 2014 Spring Symposium chairman. Last year, he served as secretary of the Poultry Improvement Committee.
McClure attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture business. He and his wife, Tara, reside in Springdale, Ark.
Preston Stiles is the vice president of Conveyor Technology located in Maumelle, Ark. Stiles will serve as one of the allied membership representatives on the board of directors. He was previously self-employed with Access Control and Louisiana Prime as general manager for Louisiana and Texas.
Stiles serves on the Poultry Federation's Processors Workshop Committee and the Annual Poultry Festival Committee. He has also served as an Allied Industries officer as secretary, vice chairman and chairman.