The National Chicken Council has named Mike Brown as its next president, to succeed George Watts, who is retiring after 38 years as president. 


Brown is currently serving as senior vice president for legislative affairs of the American Meat Institute and will join the NCC in March. "The search committee considered many qualified candidates before recommending Mike Brown's election to the NCC Executive Committee," said NCC Chairman Bernard Leonard, who is group vice president/food service of Tyson Foods. "We believe that Mike is the person who can lead the NCC as it addresses the issues that will shape the future of the industry."