OAKWOOD, GA. — Wayne-Sanderson Farms announced David Gadd was promoted to senior vice president and general manager of the company’s retail business unit, effective June 3.

Gadd will lead all aspects of the company’s retail operations and sales.

Most recently, Gadd served the company as vice president of retail sales, where he oversaw the management and administration of all retail sales activities. He first joined Sanderson Farms in 1997 as a beginning trainee. Since then, he has served in various sales roles with increasing levels of responsibility, including customer service representative, corporate poultry buyer, national sales representative, manager of retail and corporate sales, and senior director of retail sales.

Gadd earned his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Mississippi.

“Over the course of his 27-year tenure with the company, David has established himself as a highly respected and strategic leader,” said Kevin McDaniel, chief operating officer for Wayne-Sanderson Farms. “His promotion is a testament to Wayne-Sanderson Farms’ commitment to developing talent, and I look forward to his expanded leadership as we continue to deliver amazing results for our retail customers and organization.”