The National Poultry and Food Distributors Association, NPFDA, has presented the National Chicken Council's William P. Roenigk with the NPFDA Poultry Industry Lifetime Achievement Award. Roenigk will receive his award during the NPFDA awards reception on January 30.

Roenigk is senior vice president of the National Chicken Council. He joined the National Chicken Council (then the National Broiler Council) in 1974. His responsibilities at the council have included conducting economic and market analyses and presentation of broiler industry issues and concerns, both domestic and international to a variety of government bodies and non-government organizations. He also oversees projects that involve industry and consumer market surveys. Information from these surveys provides important insights and understandings in addressing marketing, regulatory, and legislative issues. 

Shortly after Roenigk joined the National Chicken Council, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative's office initiated the Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees for the various agricultural commodities. Roenigk has been appointed to the advisory committee for animals/animal products since the committee's inception. As a member of the committee, he holds a confidential security clearance from the federal government. Prior to his present position of senior vice president, he was director of economic research and membership services for the National Broiler Council.

Before joining the council, he served as an agricultural economist with several divisions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.