The US National Chicken Council (NCC) has named Randy Day, retired CEO, Perdue Farms Inc, as its chairman for 2023-2024.
Day [pictured] led that US company’s senior leadership team, which includes Perdue Foods, Perdue AgriBusiness, and Perdue Farms corporate functions. He retired this summer and is now serving as special advisor to the company's board.
He began his professional career with Perdue Farms in 1980, holding various positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s two operating divisions, Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness.
Peco Foods COO, Bill Griffith, is the new NCC vice chairman. He has more than 25 years of management experience in the food industry and is known for his strong reputation for innovation, sustainability, and quality, according to the Council.
David Jackson, COO at Simmons Foods, Simmons Prepared Foods, Simmons Pet Food and Simmons Animal Nutrition, takes on the role of NCC secretary-treasurer. He joined Simmons in 1991 and has over 32 years of poultry and pet food experience.
In addition to the three new officers, Mike Brown was elected to a 13th term as president of NCC.