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Chad Gregory, Chair, came to work for United Egg Producers in 1998 and currently serves as President and CEO.  Chad spends all of his time managing UEP, which represents 95% of the U.S. egg production.  Chad also represents UEP's interests on the International Egg Commission. 

Chad earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Southern Illinois University in 1993.






Teri Plummer McClure, Vice-Chair and Treasurer, serves as chief legal, communications and compliance officer at UPS.  In this role, she oversees all UPS ethics and compliance, audit and legal initiatives in more than 220 countries and territories where the company does business.  Teri leads UPS worldwide public affairs and government relations efforts advocating increased global trade, stronger business competitiveness, and improved economic growth worldwide, as well as many other public policies.  She also leads the global communications and brand management function at UPS, one of the most recognized and trusted brands in the world. 
She advises and supports the UPS Board of Directors and is a member of the Company's Management Committee, the team responsible for setting strategy and profit and operating plans for the company's worldwide operations.

A native of Kansas City, Kansas, Teri received a bachelor's degree in marketing and economics from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and a juris doctorate degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta.  She began her legal career in private practice focusing on labor and employment-related civil litigation and prior to joining UPS, practiced with the Troutman Sanders Law Firm in Atlanta. 

In addition to her corporate responsibilities, she is a member for various bar associations and serves on the board of trustees of The UPS Foundation, which distributed more than $49.2 million in charitable giving in 2012.  Teri also serves on the boards of Emory University Board of Trustees, The Task Force for Global Health, and Lennar Corporation. 

Teri, her husband and their daughters live in Atlanta where they are active with many church-related, civic and community organizations.



Kathy Ott, Secretary, is an associate at Merchant and Gould, an intellectual property law firm in Denver, Colorado.  Kathy's practice is concentrated on patent prosecution and analysis. She focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of technology areas from software to medical device technologies. Her practice also involves providing non-infringement and invalidity opinions regarding patents and products from a broad spectrum of technology areas, including pharmaceuticals to medical devices to radio frequency transponders.

In addition to her emphasis in patent prosecution and opinion work, Kathy has experience prosecuting and litigating trademarks. Specifically, she has counseled clients regarding trademark portfolio strategies and has negotiated a trademark dispute through settlement in favor of her client. Kathy also provides general litigation support, including drafting motions, briefs, and other documents, and aiding in case strategy. As a member of the Technology Transfer Practice Group, Kathy has experience in drafting and evaluating licensing agreements involving intellectual property.

Believing strongly in public service, Kathy provides pro bono legal assistance to immigrant victims of domestic violence through the Denver Center for Crime Victims.  Kathy also provides pro bono legal assistance through ProBoPat, which offers patent search and prosecution services to qualified low-income applicants.

In addition to her corporate responsibilities, she is a member for various professional affiliations.  Kathy, her husband Ted, their son Conner and their daughter Lauren reside in Denver, Colorado where they are active with many church-related, civic and community organizations.


Ian Maxwell works at Heart for Africa. Ian’s vision for self-sustainable food security for all people is at the core of community transformation. Ian successfully unites and partners people from many nations to work together for comprehensive and lasting solutions.

Ian has a degree in economics from Bishops University in Lennoxville, Quebec and is the former vice-president of operations for Onyx Marketing Group in Toronto, Canada.


Janine Maxwell works for Heart for Africa.  At the age of 24 she founded what would become one of the most successful marketing companies in Canada. For 16 years Janine led Onyx Marketing Group boasting some of the most well known companies in North America.

On 9/11 she found herself a part of thousands fleeing New York City. This life-changing event sent Janine on a search for the meaning of life. Her journey took her to Africa where she encountered the AIDS pandemic, hunger and disease. Janine was stirred by the faces of children, mothers and grandmothers fighting daily for their life. She turned from her boardroom savvy to be the voice sounding an alarm for those too weak to cry for help.  Together Janine and her husband Ian co-founded Heart For Africa, a faith based organization focusing on Hunger, Orphans, Poverty and Education in Swaziland.

Janine is a graduate of Evangel University. She is the author of two books, Is It Okay With You? and It’s Not Okay With Me.


Jeff Chapman's career began in automotive retail sales.  In 2012 he began his own business helping auto dealers process their used cars faster.  It was a full faith endeavor and God has overwhelmed Jeff and his family with His gracious favor.
 
Jeff's experience with Heart for Africa dates back to its origin as Dream for Africa. He believes that God is moving in Swaziland and he loves being connected to something that God is so obviously a part of.
 
Jeff is married to his high school sweetheart, Stefanie.  They live in Raleigh, NC with their 5 beautiful children:  Kylie, Averie, Benjamin, William, and Weston.  They regularly attend The Summit Church in Durham, NC.  Jeff and Stefanie serve in the middle school and high school ministries.  


Russell J Caso, Jr is President of Strategic Business Consulting, LLC where he leverages 20 years of experience in the private sector, Executive Branch and Legislative Branch at very senior levels to advise companies on future direction, marketing, strategic development, opportunity identification, capture and teaming.

Previously, Russ served as the Chief of Staff and National Security Advisor to the Vice Chairman of the Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees within the United States House of Representatives.  In this capacity he advised the Chairman on all issues pertaining to National Security to include intelligence matters, military affairs, operations and maintenance, and environmental remediation on military bases.  Russ also advised the Chairman on military aviation programs to include the Presidential Helicopter Program, Joint Strike Fighter and, foreign companies in the defense industrial base supporting the United States Military.

Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Russ worked in the Pentagon for the Chief of Naval Operations, Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense in various capacities.

Russ attended Temple University in Philadelphia on a Division 1 Football Scholarship.

Russ resides in Alpharetta, Georgia with his beautiful wife Dyan.  Together they have 6 children (3 boys, 3 girls).  Russ and Dyan attend Fellowship Bible Church.



Nate Ferguson serves as Lead Pastor for The Village Christian Church in Minooka, IL.  He and his wife and 25 of their friends started The Village in October of 2004 meeting at a local school gymnasium.  God has blessed the church tremendously and they are now reaching 700 plus people every week!
 
Nate was challenged by his brother and sister-in-law (Jeremy & Raelenna Ferguson) to visit Heart for Africa in 2014.  On that trip, Nate’s heart was touched by the incredible work being done each and every day.  Nate is passionate about getting other churches and pastors to visit Heart for Africa and helping the ministry in any way they can!
 
Nate has a bachelor’s degree in ministry from Lincoln Christian College and a Masters Degree in Leadership from Lincoln Christian Seminary.
 
Nate is married to the love of his life (Rachelle Ferguson) and has two incredible sons (Kaden and Carder) and one really cool dog (Rascal).


Tom Hall.  Over several decades as the Executive Creative Director or CEO of major blue chip advertising agencies: J. Walter Thompson, Foote, Cone & Belding and Ogilvy and Mather, Tom earned a reputation for creating, stewarding and reinvigorating great American brands, while winning dozens of awards in every category, from Cannes to Clios, Tellys, and Effies.  Some campaigns he wrote or directed are:  “I Wish I Were an Oscar Meyer,” “America Loves Burgers,” and “We’re America’s Burger King,”  “This World Calls for Lowenbrau,” “5 Ounces of Milk in Each Kraft Single,” “Kawasaki Lets the Good Times Roll,” “A Touch of Hyatt,”  “At MB Bank, We Know Why You Work,” “Breyers All Natural,”  “Pump Up the Volume” and “The DieHard” for Sears.

He also developed successful campaigns for over 60 other great American brands.

He has created three super bowl commercials and recently wrote and directed commercials featuring Kurt Warner Super Bowl MVP, two Miss America’s and one with Dwight Howard. He has directed over two dozen more well-known celebrities and athletes.

He wrote and directed many of the infamous Ronco commercials including “The Inside the Egg Shell Egg Scrambler,” “Miracle Broom,” “Spin Slicer” and “Mr. Microphone.” Isn’t that amazing?  He wrote dozens of interactive infomercials for the Cable Shop Network in Boston, and wrote and appeared in over 200 commentaries for CBS Chicago.  He also wrote and produced the award-winning documentary, “The Quest for Nutrition” and “Health Moment” series with Mandalay Entertainment which aired on Discovery Networks worldwide.  He also produced and directed the Beach Boys Special, “A Day in D.C.”

He was Chief Brand Officer for Amway and most recently, in addition to creating campaigns for LiftMaster, MB Financial Bank and DeVry University, he has been working with the United Egg Producers, the American Egg Board, and the Egg Farmers of Canada.

For Egg Farmers of Canada, he originated an idea for a worldwide streaming egg network.  Eggcentric T.V. is now the most complete and best offering of delicious egg recipes and egg related content ever.  It is accessible via Apple, Chromecast and Roku.

Tom grew up in Evanston, IL. He attended the University of Pittsburgh on an athletic scholarship and while at J. Walter Thompson New York, he commuted to teach creative strategy development at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.  He has served on numerous boards, including The Off the Street Club, Steppenwolf Theatre, and the Chicago Youth Symphony.


Tim Lambert  has worked his entire career in Agriculture. He graduated from the University of Guelph in 1983 with an Honours degree in Animal and Poultry Science. He is currently the CEO of Egg Farmers of Canada, a position he has held for over 12 years.

Tim is the Vice Chair of the International Egg Commission (IEC) and Chair of numerous committees at the international level. The IEC is the Global Network for the egg industry with members in over 75 countries around the world with partnership links to the FAO and OIE.

Tim serves on the Board of Trustees for the International Egg Foundation whose purpose is to increase egg production and egg consumption in developing countries, to provide undernourished infants, children and families with an independent, sustainable, high quality protein supply.
He is also a board member of the Egg Industry Center (EIC) of Iowa State University. The EIC is focused on providing value through information dissemination and collaborative research efforts.

Before joining EFC in June of 2003, Tim worked in the beef cattle industry for 8 years as CEO and General Manager of Beef Improvement Ontario, a genetic improvement company based out of Guelph, Ontario. Prior to his experiences in the beef industry Tim was the CEO and General Manager of Ontario Swine Improvement and spent a total of 10 years in the pork industry.

 
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