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NAMA 2014 Officers and Directors begin terms

July 3, 2014
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North American Meat Association’s new executive officers and board of directors have begun their terms. Directors and officers that have been elected to serve this term will do so for the next six months as the association prepares for its historic merger with the American Meat Institute.

Officers
Immediate Past Co-Chair - Marty Evanson, Jobbers Meat Packing Co
Immediate Past Co-Chair - Mike Satzow, North Country Smokehouse
Board Co-Chair - Tony Gahn Jr., Gahn Meat Co., Inc.        
Board Co-Chair - Mike Hesse, Beef Products, Inc.        
Co-President - Brian Coelho, Central Valley Meat Co., Inc.
Co-President - John Vatri, Cardinal Meat Specialists, Ltd.
Vice President - Joe Maas, JTM Provisions
Treasurer - Greg Longstreet, Farmer John
Secretary - Brad McDowell, Washington Beef, LLC.
At-Large General Member - Eric Gustafson, Coast Packing    
At-Large Associate Member - Chris Mason, Wolf-Tec, Inc.
Associate/Allied Representative - John Fell, Advantage Packaging 

Board of Directors
REGION I   (AK, OR, WA, ID, MT & WY)
Jake Burns, Carlton Farms, OR
Jim Cheney, Hill Meat Company, OR
Martin Eckmann, Alaska Sausage Company, AK
Tom Stachecki, Angus Meats, WA

REGION II   (N.CA, HI)
Shane MacKenzie, Superior Farms, CA
Steven Maxey, Certified Meat Products, CA
David Schamun, Del Monte Meat Company, CA
Kevin Smith, Costco Wholesale Meats, CA
Dave Wood, Harris Ranch, CA

REGION III   (S.CA)
Joe Azzaro, In-N-Out Burgers, CA
Eric Gustafson, Coast Packing Company, CA
Allen Russak, Russak’s Cured Smoked Products, CA
Tom Serrato, Far West Meats, CA
Pat McGowan, Broadleaf USA, CA
Larry Vad, Ideal Meat & Provisions, CA
Abel Olivera, Jensen Meat Company, CA
Andrew Evanson, Jobbers Meat Packing Company, CA
Kevin Tulley, Sysco Corporation, CA

REGION IV   (NV, UT, AZ, CO, NM, TX, OK, AR, LA & Mexico)
Trevor Caviness, Caviness Beef Packers, TX
Edward Hall, Lone Star Foodservice, TX
Scott Rich, Wasatch Meats, UT
Bill Rupp, JBS USA, CO
Dale Smith, Dale Smith & Sons, UT
John Schaller, Lopez Foods, Inc., OK 

REGION V   (TN, MS, AL, GA, KY, NC, SC, FL, & PR)
Doug Bush, Bush Brothers Provisions, FL
Kirk Halpern, Halperns’, GA
Michael McCranie, Meat Traders, Inc., FL
Noel Reyes, Provimi de Puerto Rico, PR

REGION VI   (ND, SD, NE, KS, MO, IA, MN & Canada)
Mike Gau, Performance Foodservice Middendorf, MO
Tim Klein, National Beef, MO
Gary Malenke, Natural Food Holdings, IA
Jon Keating, Cargill, KS
Steve Van Lannen, American Foods Group, WI

REGION VII   (WI, IL, MI, IN & OH) 
Sharon Birkett, OSI, Inc., IL
Peter Bozzo, Michael’s Finer Meats & Seafoods, OH 
Lee Freidheim, Cougle Commission Co., IL
Tim Arndt, Jack Links Beef Jerky, WI
Greg Martin, Strauss Brands, WI
Jeff Jobe, Valley Meats, IL

REGION VIII   (WV, VA, MD, PA, VT, RI, NY, NH, MA, CT, ME, NJ, DE, & DC)
Bill Griffith, Keystone Foods LLC, PA
Michael Bernstein, Maid-Rite Steak, PA
Beau Heeps, K. Heeps Inc., PA
Scott Matheson, Dole & Bailey, MA
Ross Shuket, Old World Provisions, NY
Dennis Treacy, Smithfield Foods Inc., VA    

ASSOCIATE / ALLIED
Mark Moshier, Arrowsight, NY
Tom Murray, Packers Sanitation Services, Inc, WI
Mark Swanson, Birko, CO
Deanna Hofing, Van Hees Inc., NC
Roger Reiser, Reiser, MA

With representatives in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and a community of more than 600 companies, North American Meat Association provides its members exceptional regulatory advocacy, educational opportunities, and a spirit of partnership that is unique in the industry.

Source: NAMA

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