Billy Perrin, Hugo, Okla., was received the Livestock Marketing Association’s (LMA) Industry Icon Award during the 2015 LMA Annual Convention and World Livestock Auctioneer Championship in Waco, Texas. Perrin joins Pat Goggins and E.H. Fowler as the only Industry Icon award recipients since the inception of LMA more than 50 years ago.
Perrin was presented the award by Shawn Madden, 2001 World Livestock Auctioneer Champion, past LMA executive committee member and co-owner of Torrington Livestock Markets, Torrington, Wyo. Madden said, "Billy Perrin has successfully owned and operated 5 auction markets in Oklahoma. Without question, he is a man of integrity, intelligience and determination. He is one of the most dedicated friends of the livestock marketing in history. He is truly an industry icon, in every sense of the word."
Beginning in 1990, he had leadership roles including Chairman of the Board from 2004 to 2006, a Director from 2006 to 2008 and board member of LMA's Professional Livestock Insurance Company from 2005 to 2013. From 2002 to 2004, Perrin served the LMA as President of the Association.
About the Livestock Marketing Association:
The Livestock Marketing Association (LMA), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is North America’s largest membership organization dedicated to supporting, representing and communicating with and for the entire livestock marketing sector. LMA has more than 800 member businesses across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.lmaweb.com.