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Sanderson Farms Inc: Executives

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The following section provides information on Sanderson Farms Inc’s senior management, executives, CEO and key decision makers and their roles in the organization. For more insight into Sanderson Farms Inc's management and employees, unlock the full data with our company analytics monitoring tool.


Joe F. Sanderson Jr.

Chairman; Chief Executive Officer Executive Board Since: 1998 Age: 74

Mr. Joe F. Sanderson Jr. has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company since 1998. Previously, he served as the President at the company from 1989 to 2004. Earlier, Mr. Sanderson served as the Chairman of National Chicken Council from 1993 to 1994. He also served as the President Mississippi Manufacturers’ Association from 1992 to 1993.

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Mike Cockrell

Director; Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer; Chief Financial Officer Executive Board Since: 1998 Age: 64

Mr. Mike Cockrell has been the Chief Financial Officer, Director, Chief Legal Officer, and Treasurer of the company since 1998. He was a shareholder and member of the law firm of Wise Carter Child & Caraway, Professional Association.

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Lampkin Butts

President; Director Executive Board Since: 2004 Age: 70

Mr. Lampkin Butts has been the President of the company since 2004 and a Director since 1998. Currently, he serves as the Director of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta since 2015; National Chicken Council, since 1995 and Mississippi Poultry Association, since 1995. Prior to this, he served as the Vice President of Sales of the company from 1996 to 2004. Mr. Butts served at the company in various capacities from 1973 to 1996. He served as the Director of Southeast Poultry & Egg Association from 2000 to 2003.

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Tim Rigney

Secretary; Chief Accounting Officer Senior Management Since: 2012 Age: 57

Mr. Tim Rigney has been the Secretary, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the company since 2012. Mr. Rigney served as the Registrant in various capacities.

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David Barksdale

Director Non Executive Board Since: 2018
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