Breedlove Foods, Inc. is served by a dedicated Board of Directors, comprised of recognized leaders in our community.
Their service, drive and spirit of stewardship underpin the ongoing development and missions of Breedlove.
Pictured, left to right: Bill Lane (not a board member); Lon Miller; Sammy Biggers; Ambassador Tibor Nagy, Board Vice Chairperson; Dr. Sukant Misra; Tom Sell, Board Chairperson; Brad Bouma; Norma Ritz Johnson; Dr. Bud Johnston; and David Miller. Breedlove CEO Bill Miller is on the far right.
Combest, Sell & Associates – Managing Partner
Tom Sell is the managing partner in Combest, Sell & Associates (CS&A), an agriculture-focused lobbying and consulting firm with offices in Lubbock, Texas and Washington, D.C.
Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy Jr. (Retired)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia and Guinea
Texas Tech University – Vice Provost for International Affairs
Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. serves as Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech University. Previously, he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia from 1999-2002, and Ambassador to Guinea from 1996-99.
Dr. Mike Ballou
Texas Tech University – Associate Professor: Ruminant Nutrition and Immunology
Michael Ballou, Ph.D. is a nutritional biologist and an associate professor with Tech's Department of Animal and Food Sciences. Dr. Ballou was named Associate Dean for Research in 2014 where he provides primary leadership for CASNR's graduate and research program development.
RFS Financial Services
Sammy Biggers has been in the financial services business for 41 years. He is a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table and a member of the South Plains Trust and Estate Council. Sammy works with individuals and small businesses in planning for insurance and retirement needs.
Select Milk Producers, Inc. – President
Fifth-generation dairy farmer Brad Bouma and wife Barb own diary operations in Abernathy and Plainview, Texas. In 2004, Brad and Barb established Legacy Farms, an open, dry lot dairy farm in Plainview. Brad also co-founded a Select Milk Producers, Inc., which launched a milk filtration system that led to the development Core Power drinks and Fairlife Milk.
Norma Ritz Johnson
Lubbock Chamber of Commerce – Executive Vice President
Norma Ritz Johnson serves as the Executive Vice President on the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce where she is responsible for legislative and governmental relations as well as transportation, agriculture and health care.
Dr. Bud Johnston
Central Plains Veterinary – Veterinarian
Dr. Edward H. (Bud) Johnson is a mixed animal practitioner at Central Plains Veterinary Clinic in Plainview, Texas. After obtaining collegiate degrees from Tarleton State University and Texas A&M, Dr. Johnson graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from A&M in 1981.
City Bank – Executive Vice President
David Jones serves as Executive Vice President of City Bank. David is an experienced commercial lender with over 30 years of senior banking management.
South Plains Food Bank – Immediate Past Board Chair
Lon Miller began his career in the outdoor advertising and signage business. In the late 1980s, he started the first of six companies whose services included transporting cotton, renting cranes and repairing tools. Lon, now semi-retired, is heavily involved in volunteerism, including his service on the South Plains Food Bank Board of Directors.
Dr. Sukant Misra
Texas Tech University – Associate Vice Provost for International Programs
Dr. Sukant Misra, Associate Vice Provost for International Programs at Texas Tech University, oversees the Office of International Affairs (OIA). Dr. Misra has experience in managing and coordinating many large, faculty-driven research programs and international initiatives and has many contacts at international institutions.