Breedlove Foods, Inc. is served by a dedicated Board of Directors, comprised of recognized leaders in our community.
Pictured, left to right: Holly Holder, Steve Moffett, Dr. Anna Thomas, Samuel Hawthorne, Tom Sell, Dr. Bud Johnston, Sammy Biggers, Brad Bouma, Dr. Alexandra Calle, David Jones, David Weaver, & Breedlove CEO, Bill Miller. Not Pictured: Dr. Mike Ballou
Their service, drive and spirit of stewardship underpin the ongoing development and mission of Breedlove.
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.
Select Milk Producers, Inc. – President
Fifth-generation dairy farmer Brad Bouma and wife Barb own diary operations in Texas, Ohio, and Indiana. In 2004, Brad and Barb established Legacy Farms, an open, dry lot dairy farm in Texas. Brad co-founded and serves as Chairman of the Board for Select Milk Producers, Inc., which launched a milk filtration system that led to the development of Core Power drinks and Fairlife Milk in partnership with Coca-Cola.
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.
Dr. Alexandra Calle
Texas Tech University
Dr. Alexandra Calle is an expert in food safety and a research assistant professor in Texas Tech University's Department of Animal and Food Sciences. Dr. Calle has 20 years of experience in food safety and implementing, assessing, and managing food safety systems. Dr. Calle will advise Breedlove calling upon her experience and extensive training in food safety and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, or HACCP, internationally.
Samuel J. Hawthorne
Field, Manning, Stone, Hawthorne & Aycock P.C.
Samuel J. Hawthorne graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law and is Board Certified in Tax Law and Estate Planning & Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) by the Texas Board of Public Accountancy.
Robert H. (Holly) Holder
Parkhill, Smith & Cooper
Robert H. (Holly) Holder, PE, is a principal with Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc. in Lubbock, Texas. Mr. Holder currently serves as PSC's Environmental Sector Director and oversees all of PSC's Texas and New Mexico sustainable Solid Waste Engineering Services from permitting to construction.
Dr. Bud Johnston
Central Plains Veterinary – Veterinarian
Dr. Edward H. (Bud) Johnston 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. Johnston 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.
Lubbock Electric Company, Inc.
Steve Moffett is the general manager and board member of Lubbock Electric Company, Inc. (LECO). He has been actively involved in the Lubbock community within a number of industries and service organizations. He currently serves on the board of the FiberMax Center for Discovery which addresses the heritage, education and innovation which is a part of agriculture today.
Dr. Anna Thomas
Texas Tech University - National Wind Institute
Dr. Anna Thomas is the director for Texas Tech University's National Wind Institute (NWI) where she is responsible for leadership, management, and stewardship of NWI’s facilities, finance, personnel, and operation among many other duties.
Dr. Sukant Misra - Advisory Director
Texas Tech University – Vice Provost for International Affairs
Dr. Sukant Misra, Vice Provost for International Affairs 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.
Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy Jr. - Director Emeritus
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia and Guinea
U.S. Department of State - Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs
Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. serves as the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs. From 2003-2018, he served as the 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.