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Tyson Foods Names Dan Turton SVP Of Global Government Affairs

Tyson Foods Dan Turton
Dan Turton

Tyson Foods Inc. recently named Dan Turton as SVP of global government affairs, effective June 29. Turton will be based in Washington, D.C., and will lead the worldwide government relations activities for the company.

He will report to Amy Tu, EVP and general counsel.

“Dan is well-respected across the political spectrum,” Tu said. “He brings nearly three decades of experience in government affairs and public policy to this role, including time spent working in corporate and government positions on Capitol Hill, in the White House and with General Motors. I am confident that he will complement the strength of our existing team, enrich our perspective and further our dialogue with policymakers and other important stakeholders.”

Most recently, Turton served as a senior advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Rules. Turton previously served as VP of North American public policy at General Motors, where he managed all public policy strategies, including federal, regulatory and the state and local teams across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Turton’s prior roles include VP of federal government affairs at Entergy Corp. and deputy assistant to the president in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.

Turton holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Tyson Foods Inc. is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Wright, Aidells, ibp and State Fair. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 141,000 team members.

Tyson also recently appointed David J. Bronczek to its board of directors. See story here.

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