Thornton Named NWTF CEO
Courtesy of the National Wild Turkey Federation

Agribusiness leader, George C. Thornton, was named chief executive officer for the National Wild Turkey Federation June 2, 2008 and will begin his duties immediately.

Thornton is well known throughout the agribusiness community most recently as president and chief executive officer of Agriliance, LLC, a leading agricultural input distributor in North America providing retailers and producers with crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed and equipment.

In 2006, he was named Agribusiness leader of the year by the National Agricultural Marketing Association.

Thornton, who retired from Agriliance in August 2007, also served in various sales, financial and management positions with American Cyanamid, ICI Americas, ICI Australia PLC, Griffin/Dupont, LLC and AgWeb.com. He is a past director of the Minnesota Zoo, and has served on many civic, industry and company boards including chair of the Chemical Producers and Distributors Association, Crop Life America, The Fertilizer Institute, local Boy Scout councils and church groups.