Casey Butts has been promoted to corporate processing manager at Sanderson Farms, headquartered in Laurel, Mississippi.

As a corporate processing manager, Butts will provide leadership in the management and administration of the company’s 11 processing divisions and one further processing facility. He will work closely with plant management at the company’s McComb, Mississippi and Moultrie, Georgia processing facilities by providing consultation and direction necessary to enable plant management to achieve established operational and corporate objectives.

Butts began his career with Sanderson Farms as an advanced trainee III in 2014. Most recently, he served as the division manager for the company’s Moultrie, Georgia processing facility. Under his leadership, the facility made progress toward operational objectives and improved in cost efficiency, employee retention and employee safety.


“At Sanderson Farms, we are all part of a successful team that ensures our company’s continued improvement, and Casey is an integral part of that team,” said Brian Williams, director of processing at Sanderson Farms. “I have watched Casey grow, thrive and be a leader for this company. I look forward to working with him as he assumes these new responsibilities.”

Prior to joining Sanderson Farms, Butts served as an associate attorney for Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama and Forman, Watkins & Krutz, LLP in Jackson, Mississippi. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. While practicing law, Butts received the Martindale-Hubbell® Preeminent AV Rating, which is the highest peer review rating for ethical standards and legal ability. He was also a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch, where he held his Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.

A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Butts earned a Bachelor of Accountancy degree and was one of ten seniors inducted into the Ole Miss Hall of Fame. He also graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctor degree and served as a member of the Mississippi Law Journal