In an event to benefit Junior Achievement of Georgia, three local business leaders were inducted into the Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame yesterday. Elton Maddox, chief executive officer of Wayne Farms LLC was one of the laureates honored for his involvement in the economic and civic development of northeast Georgia and the entire state.

Maddox has held many leadership positions in the chicken industry, including currently serving on the National Chicken Council’s board of directors and as a former chairman of the NCC board in 2002-2003.  He has also been a leader in church and mission activities, establishing, with his wife Claire, free Christian camps for children locally and throughout the world.