Wayne Morgan, PhD

President of Protein Products, Golden State Foods

Dr. Wayne Morgan currently serves as Corporate Vice President and President, Protein Products and Operations Support Services for Golden State Foods (GSF), a leading global supplier to more than 125,000 quick service restaurant and retail stores in 50 countries on five continents for more than 200 leading brands from its 50 locations worldwide. He is responsible for all meat-related business activities, companywide sustainability initiatives, quality systems, and corporate support for environment, health and safety.

Wayne currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and has co-chaired the Engagement, Measurement and Progress Working Group through the development of the organization’s Sustainability Assessment Guidelines. He serves on the McDonald’s North American Beef Council (advisory council for McDonald’s Beef Supply Chain Management), Texas A&M Animal Science Advisory Board, the Better Meat Co. Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors for Hulsey Environmental Services.

Within Golden State Foods, Dr. Morgan has been a part of the company’s sustainability efforts for many years, helping to set standards and drive continuous improvements. Wayne has played critical roles in the evolution of the Protein Products Division, including the meat optimization that consolidated two meat operations locations in 2007 and the 2017 launch of GSF’s first fresh beef processing plant in Opelika, Alabama. Prior to joining GSF over two decades ago, Wayne worked for companies such as the Texas Beef Council and served in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves.

Dr. Morgan earned a Ph.D. in Animal Science (emphasis on Meat Science), as well as M.S. in Animal Science (emphasis on Beef Cattle Production) and B.S. in Animal Science, all from Texas A&M University. A Golden State Foods associate based in Conyers, Georgia for more than 20 years, he currently resides in Covington, Georgia with his wife and their three children.