National Chicken Council announces new 2014-15 officers
Jerry Lane has been installed as the 2014-2015 chairman of the US’ National Chicken Council (NCC), at its annual conference in Washington, DC.
Lane is currently president of Claxton Poultry in Claxton, Georgia.
He said: "It’s a great honor to take the gavel from Mike Helgeson and serve as the incoming chair for the National Chicken Council.
"As an industry, and as an organization, we can be proud of the tremendous progress we’ve made and the improvements we’ve achieved that would have been unthinkable years ago. But we can do even better, and we will."
Todd Simmons, chief executive of Simmons Foods, will serve as vice chairman at the NCC for the term, and Mike Popowycz, vice chairman and chief financial officer at Case Foods, takes over as secretary-treasurer.