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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Leon Tolbert, Chairman
Northwoods Int’l LLC

Jay Jensen, Vice Chairman
Southwest Hide Co.

Tim Ng, Secretary/Treasurer
CK International LLC

David Howell,
Cargill Meat Solutions

Chad Robertson,
Harland M. Braun Co./Braun Export

Howard Ganz,
AJ Hollander Enterprises

Mike Larson,
Tyson Foods Inc.

David Peters,
DLP Advisors

Adam Vrijhof,

Ed Godsalve,
Bank Bros. & Son Ltd.

Sam Gurka,
CAM Trading Co.

Stephen Sothmann, President
U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association


The United States Hide, Skin and Leather Association has 36 Regular Members and 25 Associate members. All inquires can be made directly to the Association office at (202) 587-4250.

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