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Norman P. McClelland

January 1, 2019

Chairman of the Board Shamrock Foods Company – Phoenix, Arizona

As Chairman of Shamrock Foods Company, Norman P. McClelland oversees a corporation that joined the top 400 U.S. private companies in 1993. The food division is ranked 10th nationally, serving the Rocky Mountain states and southern California; the dairy division is ranked 15th nationally, while serving only Arizona. Shamrock’s origins date back to 1914, when McClelland’s father and mother, both Irish immigrants, acted on their dreams to start a dairy by purchasing twenty cows in Tucson, Arizona. Shamrock Farms, which is still owned by the McClelland family, is today the largest dairy farm west of the Mississippi. Known for his innovative efforts in the food distribution industry, Norman McClelland was instrumental in forming a produce buying cooperative called Markon, to bring quality produce to the foodservice market. Arizonans credit McClelland for his generosity and civic involvement, noting his active support of many charitable, business and community organizations. He is currently Chairman of the Goldwater Institute, Chairman of the University of Arizona Business School Advisory Board and Director of the Rockford Institute. He has also won many awards for his civic contributions. “I’ve enjoyed my opportunity to strive mightily with what God has given me, my spark of humanity and the human creativeness that’s in all of us.”