The USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) has elected Thierry Murad as chairman of the board for 2011-2012 at its recent annual meeting held in West Virginia. Murad, global product manager of poultry, AJC International, was elected to succeed outgoing chairman Joel Coleman of Butterball.

Other USAPEEC members elected at the meeting include Duane Rhodes, senior vice president of international sales at Tyson Foods, as first vice chairman of the board, and Chaz Wilson, vice president of Grove Services, as second vice chairman.  Jim Hoben, vice president of poultry at Interra International was re-elected to serve as secretary-treasurer.