Robert Yarborough


Istrouma High School -- Baton Rouge, La.; Graduated May 1971

Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, La.; Graduated May 1976, bachelor’s degree in marketing


May 1976 to Present: Manda Fine Meats

Current Position: C.E.O/Co-Owner

Personal Data

  • Born in Baton Rouge, La.
  • Married 37 years to Marsha Yarborough
  • Two Children – Josh and Melissa

Present Organizations: Industry/Commissions

  • Chairman University Medical Center Management Corporation
  • LSU Board of Supervisors

Past Organizations: Industry/Commissions

  • President Louisiana Grocers Manufacturers Representative Association
  • Chairman/Board Member Louisiana Meat Processors Association
  • Chairman of Board Southwest Meat Association (based in College Station, Texas)
  • Board Member Greater Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau
  • Chairman/Board Member Louisiana Association of Business & Industry
  • Board of Director Business First Bank
  • Chairman Louisiana Egg Commission
  • Board of Director Louisiana Livestock Sanitary Board

Present Non-Profit Boards

  • Chairman of Board Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Capital Campaign

Past Non-Profit Boards

  • Vice Chairman Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge
  • Board of Director Metro Area YMCA
  • Chairman/Board Member Greater Baton Rouge Boys & Girls Club
  • Chairman Academic Distinction Fund
  • Board Member Baton Rouge General Hospital Foundation

Awards/Recognition Received

  • 2001 Sales & Marketing Executive of Greater Baton Rouge j Marketer of the Year
  • 2001 South Louisiana Outstanding American Italian of the Year
  • 2003 Boys & Girls Club of America/Louisiana Council Board Member of the Year Award
  • 2005 Certificate of Recognition Outstanding Service to YMCA Capital Area in Excellence Fundraising
  • 2005 Recipient of “The Golden Deeds” Award/Sponsored by The Inner Civic Council Presented by The Advocate
  • 2006 Boys & Girls Club of America National Service to Youth Award
  • 2007 Volunteer Activist Award Presented by The Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing
  • 2008 Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank“ Legion of Merit“Award
  • 2009 Baton Rouge Business Report” Business Person of the Year” Award
  • 2009 Arthritis Association “Tribute to Excellence” Award
  • 2012 Louisiana Italian Sports Hall of Fame“Joseph Giarrusso Civic Appreciation” Award