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USA Poultry & Egg Export Council members elected

Joel Coleman, VP and GM of international sales at Butterball LLC in Mt. Olive, N.C., has been elected as chairman of the board of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) for 2010-11.

Coleman succeeds outgoing chairman Don Ellen, manager of customer relations for Sanderson Farms in Laurel, Miss. His election came during USAPEEC’s 21st annual meeting held recently in Austin, USA.

As chairman, Coleman will head the 8-member USAPEEC Executive Committee, which sets policy and gives direction to USAPEEC, an organization whose mission is to promote and increase exports of US chicken, turkey, duck and egg products worldwide.

USAPEEC members also elected Thierry Murad of Atlanta, regional product manager for North American poultry at AJC International, as first vice chairman of the board, and Duane Rhodes of Springdale, Ark., senior VPof international sales of Tyson Foods, as second vice chairman.

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