Allen Harim, a leading producer and processor of No Antibiotic Ever chicken on Delmarva, has hired industry veteran Michael Rush as new Director of Human Resources. The company has also made key staff changes in its Finance Department.

Rush has more than 20 years of experience in various roles in Human Resources and Training, including almost a year with Allen Harim. During his career, he spent almost eight years with Perdue Farms as a Regional Talent Manager, and almost a dozen years with McDonalds in Human Resources. He most recently served as Director of Training for Amick Farms, a poultry company based in South Carolina.

He has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland in College Park.

“I’m excited to be back at Allen Harim and I look forward to helping this company grow to reach its full potential,” Rush said. He began work on June 5 and will report to President and CEO Joe Moran.

Sylvia Nicholson has been named Senior Director of Risk Management and Legal, reporting to Chief Financial Officer Brian Hildreth. Nicholson has been with the company since 2014 overseeing the Department of Human Resources. Her new role will allow her to focus on legal issues and providing oversight of the risk control and insurance department.


Nicholson previously served as Senior Manager of Human Resources for Aramark at The University of Delaware, and led human resources teams at Safran Labinal, Masco Contractor Services, Home Depot and Maximus. She is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Wilmington University, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management.

Yong-Jae “Jay” Park has been promoted to Controller of Finance and Operations, reporting to CFO Brian Hildreth. He came to Allen Harim in 2012 from the parent company, The Harim Group, where he worked as a finance controller. Prior to that he worked for Korean Trading Company as a Supervisor of Finance and Accounting, and McGladrey Alliance Network as a Junior Auditor.

Park is a graduate of Brigham Young University Hawaii with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

“We continue to assemble a great team to manage this company’s growth and existing assets,” said President and CEO Joe Moran. “We welcome Michael back to the company and look forward to having Sylvia and Jay in these new roles as we move this company forward.”