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Hensley named U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Chairman

Tom Hensley, president of Fieldale Farms in Baldwin, Ga., was elected chairman of the board of directors of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) on Jan. 29, according to an organization press release.

The board meeting was held during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo. Hensley previously served as vice chairman. Hensley was presented with the time-honored “working man’s gavel” by Jerry Moye, 2017 chairman.

A native of West Virginia, Hensley graduated with a degree in business from Marshall University. Before joining Fieldale Farms, Hensley was a tax manager at Price Waterhouse & Co. he worked for 40 years with Fieldale Farms where he has worked for 40 years, as well as a member of Fieldale Farms Corporation board of directors. He is past chairman of the National Chicken Council and a life member of the Georgia Poultry Federation. He actively serves on various charitable organization boards.

John Prestage of Prestage Farms in Clinton, North Carolina, was named vice chairman. Greg Hinton of Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, Indiana, was named treasurer.  Mike Levengood of Perdue Foods in Salisbury, Maryland, was named secretary.