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Hormel Foods Names Larson As SVP, Human Resources

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Katie Larson

Austin, Minnesota-based Hormel Foods Co. has promoted Katie Larson as SVP of human resources. Larson assumes responsibility for leading the global human resources function at the company, bringing more than 20 years of experience in human resources leadership at Hormel Foods.

Hormel Foods employs more than 20,000 employees around the globe and has been recognized as a “World’s Best Employer” by Forbes.

“For more than 20 years, Katie has been an instrumental driver of human resources strategy and programs at Hormel Foods,” said Jim Snee, board chairman, president and CEO.

“She has in-depth knowledge of our people and our uncommon culture, deep understanding of the importance of a people-first strategy and an unwavering dedication to our team members who work in our manufacturing facilities globally. Katie demonstrated incredible leadership during the pandemic, with a clear focus on safety first for our global team.”

Larson most recently served as director of human resources for Hormel Foods, with oversight of the company’s global human resources function and human capital strategy. She joined Hormel Foods in 1999 and has held leadership roles in labor and employee relations, human resources services, diversity and inclusion and organizational development. Prior to joining Hormel Foods, Larson was director of human resources for a public utility and led human resources for a municipality.

Hormel Foods Co. is a global branded food company with more than $11 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters, Skippy, Spam, Hormel Natural Choice, Applegate, Justin’s, Wholly, Black Label, Columbus, Jennie-O and more than 30 other brands. The company was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes for three years and has received several other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts.

For more information about the company, visit hormelfoods.com.

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