Keith Childress of Ceva was named the 2014 Sales Representative of the Year by The Poultry Federation (TPF) during the association’s 55th Annual Poultry Festival. This award has been presented annually by The Poultry Federation since 1968 and is based on the nominee’s involvement and support of the association and the industry. 

Childress has been active in the poultry industry for over 29 years. He started out his career as a service technician for a broiler company. He then moved to the supplier side of the industry and has been a sales representative, a territory manager, a U.S. marketing manager, a global marketing manager, a western U.S. sales manager, and is currently a territory business manager for Ceva.


Childress has been a member of The Poultry Federation since 1988 and has served as secretary, vice-chairman, and chairman of the allied industries membership group. He has been a strong and avid supporter of TPF’s Allied Industries Scholarship Program and has been the co-chair for the past four years. He has attended every TPF annual festival since 1964. His poultry customers speak highly of him because of his extensive knowledge and expertise, and his diligent efforts to assist his customers in every aspect of the grow-out process.Ce

The Poultry Federation is a tri-state trade organization representing the poultry and egg industries in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.