George Watts, president emeritus of the National Chicken Council, has been named to the Meat Industry Hall of Fame in recognition of his long career and leadership role in the chicken industry.

“Of all the people we have been privileged to induct into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame, George Watts has been one of the most important people in the development of the modern poultry industry,” said Chuck Jolley, president and founder of the Hall of Fame.  “The value of his vision and foresight have been acknowledged by the many awards bestowed upon him in the past few years.  Our Board of Trustees was delighted to be able to add induction into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame to the honors he has received.” Watts was one of 12 men elected to the hall as its Class of 2011.  They will be recognized during a reception and dinner at the Union League Club in Chicago on November 1.