Bill Klump, current chief marketing officer for Butterball, was presented the 2018 Chairman’s Award on Sunday morning as IDDBA ’18 kicked off in New Orleans. The award was presented by Erik Waterkotte, IDDBA Chairman and senior director of sales for Columbus Foods.

The Chairman’s Award recognizes those who put in a lifetime of service and dedication to the industry and have led with vision and commitment.

Klump has been a part of IDDBA’s Board of Directors since 2006 and has spent a majority of his career involved with marketing. He has held corporate positions with ConAgra, Sara Lee Refrigerated Foods, Hillshire Farm and more.

Waterkotte also pointed out Klump’s leadership during a time of loss and mourning, when longtime IDDBA president Carol Christison died of cancer in 2014.