LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

 

JEREMY V. KILBURN Vice President and General Counsel at Wayne Farms
 

JEREMY V. KILBURN

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Jeremy V. Kilburn is the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer for Wayne-Sanderson Farms and a member of the Executive Leadership Team, providing strategic counsel and guidance across an array of critical issues affecting the growth and success of Wayne-Sanderson Farms and its business partners. His management oversight includes corporate governance, corporate ethics, public policy, growth and economic development, crisis management, workplace safety, fiscal and regulatory compliance, corporate communications, philanthropy, and contractual negotiations, all while managing insurance, risk, and litigation. Jeremy was keenly involved in guiding the company through all phases of the recent merger including strategy development, public and governmental relations and negotiations with regulatory agencies.

Jeremy rejoined Wayne Farms in 2015 after several years in private practice, assuming the role of Assistant Vice President and Deputy General Counsel before being named Vice President and General Counsel in 2016. He previously served with the company as Associate Counsel from 2002-2005 before starting his own legal practice. He began his legal career as an associate attorney focusing on labor relations and union organizing efforts, including clients in the poultry industry. Specializing in contracts, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and compliance, labor issues and employment law, Jeremy is a seasoned negotiator and litigator in both state and federal courts.

Jeremy’s poultry roots are deep, growing up working odd jobs in and around the East Texas poultry industry including tending broiler flocks as a contract grower. He earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of Missouri in Animal Science, with minors in Agricultural Economics and Chemistry and received his Masters Degree in Poultry Science from the University of Georgia specializing in nutrition, publishing a number of articles in scientific journals. Jeremy completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Georgia as well in 2000.

Jeremy served on the Walton County Board of Education for ten years, including two years as chairman of the board. His agricultural background, legal expertise and principled approach to our business melds with company mission values to ensure accountability, responsibility and ethical practices are center of plate for our company.

“I strive to ensure that our LEAP philosophy truly influences and guides all corporate decisions, at every level, no matter how minor, or impactful, those decisions are.”

THOMAS R. BELL

THOMAS R. BELL

VP PREPARED FOOD SALES
COURTNEY E. FAZEKAS

COURTNEY E. FAZEKAS

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & TREASURER
J. CLINT RIVERS

J. CLINTon RIVERS

PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

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