Randall Ennis, a 1983 Auburn University poultry science graduate who serves as CEO of the World Poultry Foundation, will deliver the keynote address during Auburn’s spring 2018 commencement ceremonies set for Sunday, May 6, in the Auburn Arena.
He will speak at both the 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. ceremonies. The earlier ceremony will be for the College of Agriculture, the College of Education and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, with the later ceremony for the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business.
Ennis spent more than 30 years in the poultry industry before accepting the World Poultry Foundation position in 2015. The nonprofit foundation, headquartered in Atlanta, has a mission to solve hunger and poverty issues through the production and consumption of poultry, while empowering farmers.
The strong College of Agriculture and Department of Poultry Science supporter and advocate is active in industry trade associations and has served as the president of the Alabama Poultry & Egg Association. He has also held board seats on the National Chicken Council, the International Poultry Council, the European Primary Breeders Association and the National Poultry Technology Center.