AMOS R. McMULLIAN OF FLOWERS INDUSTRIES ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF SOUTHEASTERN LEGAL FOUNDATION
AMOS R. McMULLIAN OF FLOWERS INDUSTRIES
ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF SOUTHEASTERN LEGAL FOUNDATION
ATLANTA, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Amos R. McMullian, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Flowers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, Inc. (SLF), a non-profit, conservative law center working to support the general interest, the rights of individuals and limited government.
McMullian succeeds William W. Sprague Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Savannah Foods & Industries, Inc., as chairman of the Atlanta-based foundation. Sprague continues to serve on the board of trustees of SLF and as a member of the foundation's executive committee.
"The mission of SLF is to stand up against unwarranted intrusion by individuals, governments, and courts seeking to oppress individual and property rights," McMullian said. "Our aim is to expand the work of the Foundation in the fight against the intrusive excesses of government, to work for limited government and to support the general interest. To do this will require continued backing from our friends and sustained financial support."
Since 1981, McMullian has been chief executive officer of Flowers Industries, Inc., a Fortune 500, New York Stock Exchange-listed specialty foods company based in Thomasville, Ga. Flowers has 33 manufacturing facilities located in 15 states serving regional and national markets with a variety of branded food products.
McMullian began his career with Flowers in 1963. He was appointed president and chief operating officer in 1976, chief executive officer in 1981 and chairman of the board in 1985. In addition to his service with SLF, McMullian is a director of the National Association of Manufacturers and chairman of the Thomasville Team 2000. A native of Jackson County, Fla., McMullian served three years in the Marine Corps. After his military service, he attended Florida State University and received a B.S. degree in 1962. McMullian and his wife, Jackie, live in Thomasville.
The Southeastern Legal Foundation, founded in 1976 as part of a nationwide movement to bring balance to the judicial system, has represented a wide variety of individuals and organizations without charge in cases involving the public interest.
Currently the Foundation is involved in a case in which a federal district court held unconstitutional the city of Jacksonville's (Fla.) Minority Business Ordinance. Oral argument on the city's appeal of the ruling was heard last week by the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. SLF is also defending a retired Tennessee school teacher who has been sued by environmentalists seeking to prevent her from using the farm that her family has operated for the past 70 years.
/CONTACT: Stephen Parker of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, 404-458-8313/
(FLO) CO: Southeastern Legal Foundation, Inc. ST: Georgia IN: SU: PER BR-BN -- AT010 -- 4897 11/19/91 11:08 EST