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As the lead visionary and guiding hand at Joyce Farms, Ron represents the company’s second generation of Joyces. Ron joined Joyce Farms in 1971 after graduating from UNC-Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. In 1981, Ron took over leadership from his father, founder Alvin Joyce. Ron’s father taught him the importance of providing outstanding customer service in tandem with great products. He considers himself a “foodie” and his passion for delicious culinary experiences is evident in how he leads the organization.

Ron has served as president of the National Poultry and Foods Distributor’s Association (NPFDA), Chairman of the NC Small Business Council, a board member of the NC Economic Development Board and the board of N.C. Free Enterprise Foundation.  He currently serves on the N.C. Leadership Council of NFIB. Ron has received the NPFDA Man of the year award, the Poultry Vanguard Award, the WS Chamber Small Business Advocate Award, the NC NFIB Small Business Advocate Award. He was also presented the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by N. C. Governor James G. Martin.