MYRES SELECTED PRESIDENT OF ALABAMA FARMERS COOPERATIVE
DECATUR, Ala., — Sam Givhan, Alabama Farmers Cooperative (AFC) Board chairman, has announced the Board of Directors has chosen Rivers Myres to serve as the next president and chief executive officer of AFC.
The rigorous search conducted by AFC’s board of directors included several talented individuals from the deep bench of administrative talent at AFC including corporate management, member store managers, division heads and management at AFC subsidiaries. Myres will be the sixth CEO of the company since it was founded in 1936. He replaces Roger Pangle, who passed away in December.
Since 2005, Myres has served as president of Southfresh Aquaculture LLC, a majority-owned subsidiary of AFC headquartered in Tuscaloosa. He has an extensive working knowledge of the intricacies of running and growing a large agricultural enterprise where he has seen Southfresh grow providing stockfish, feed, fish processing and marketing to local catfish producers.
Myres is a native of Greenville, Miss., and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi.
Givhan expressed his confidence that Myres will bring new energy and vision to AFC and the entire cooperative family of staff, member co-ops and the farmers who own them.
Alabama Farmers Cooperative Inc. is a member-owned and directed federated cooperative where all facilities operated by AFC are governed by local, farmer-owned cooperatives.