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Tyson Foods Makes Changes To Enterprise Leadership Team

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Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Foods has announced three key changes to the company’s enterprise leadership team.

Stewart Glendinning will transition from his current role as EVP and CFO at Tyson to take on the position of group president, prepared foods. Glendinning joined Tyson Foods in 2017 from Molson Coors Brewing Company, where he served as president and CEO, international.

John R. Tyson has been named CFO for Tyson Foods. He will continue to lead enterprise strategy and sustainability activities as part of the company’s commitment to developing a more sustainable protein system. Prior to joining the company in 2019, he held various roles in investment banking, private equity and venture capital, including at J.P. Morgan.

Amy Tu has been named president, international and chief administrative officer, expanding her current enterprise leadership role as EVP, chief legal officer and secretary, global governance and corporate affairs. Tu joined Tyson Foods in 2017 as general counsel. Prior to joining Tyson Foods, she held various global leadership roles at the Boeing Company and Walmart.

“These shifts draw on the individual strengths of these leaders and the broad expertise that exists within the company’s management team,” said Donnie King, president and CEO.

“Stewart has the financial and operational background, as well as the proven organizational management skills, needed to help unlock the full potential of our iconic consumer brands within Tyson’s Prepared Foods business. John R. Tyson is a dynamic next-generation company leader, and this combined role will enable him to further develop and drive the company’s future strategy. Amy has extensive international experience and is a proven enterprise leader who builds high performing teams. Her global mindset will help us continue to grow our international business.”

These changes will be effective as of Oct. 2. Noelle O’Mara, formerly group president of prepared foods, has decided to pursue other opportunities and is no longer with the company.

Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under four generations of family leadership, Tyson Foods has a portfolio of products and brands like Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Wright, Aidells, ibp and State Fair.

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