US Poultry
The recognition was given to three industry leaders of the poultry and egg industry.

ATLANTA, Ga. –  The US Poultry & Egg Association handed out the annual Lamplighter Award to three individuals at the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta.

“We value the commitment and support of this year’s Lamplighter Award recipients,” said Paul Hill, West Liberty Foods, Ellsworth, Iowa, and outgoing USPOULTRY chairman. “They have enthusiastically dedicated themselves to contributing to the poultry industry, and we sincerely appreciate their service to the industry.” 

The award is given to individuals for “sustained and exemplary service” to the poultry and egg industry.

The first recipient was Dr. Carol Cardona, a professor and Pomeroy Endowed Chair in Avian Health for the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the Univ. of Minnesota.

Her degrees include a DACPV Avian Disease Specialist Residency and Post-Doctoral from Cornell Univ., Ph.D. from Michigan State Univ., DVM from Perdue Univ. and bachelor of arts from Hannover College. Cardon’s area of expertise is in influenza and biosecurity.

Dr. Carey
Dr. John Carey

Next, Dr. John Carey a professor for the Dept. of Poultry Science at Texas A&M Univ. received the award. He has also served as an extension program leader and department head in the Department of Poultry Science. John received his Ph.D. from Kansas State Univ. He also holds a bachelor of science from Kansas State Univ. and a master of science from South Dakota State Univ.

He was named a Fellow of the Poultry Science Association in 2014 for a career devoted to poultry research, teaching, extension, administration or the poultry industry. Carey is also a past president of the Poultry Science Association, in addition to serving in other roles for the organization.

Paul Pressley

The final recipient was Paul Pressley, an executive vice president of industry programs for USPOULTRY, responsible for the strategic management of USPOULTRY’s technical services including food safety and production, environmental and educational programs.

Before joining USPOULTRY, he spent 25 years with Gold Kist as director of risk management and insurance. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Associates in Risk Management designations. Pressley received his bachelor of science in Engineering Operations from North Carolina State Univ. and his master of business administration from Georgia State Univ.