John B. Swisher, founder and CEO of JBS United Inc., received the first John B. Swisher Annual Leadership Award at a Customer Appreciation Celebration held during the 2009 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.

The award will be presented each year at the World Pork Expo to an individual selected by the JBS United Awards Committee.

John B. Swisher, the first recipient of the award named in his honor, founded United Feeds to sell swine feed directly to producers using an educated sales staff.

Swisher has also been named the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year (2004) and the Ernst & Young Indiana Master Entrepreneur (2004).