George Watts, who retired in 2011 as president of the National Chicken Council, has been named secretary general of the International Poultry Council.

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Watts replaces George Winn, who recently stepped down after a four-year term as executive secretary of the International Poultry Council. Before his retirement from National Chicken Council, Watts served as its president for 39 years and previously worked as a legislative assistant to two members of the U.S. Congress.