Tyson announces leadership changes

Industry News, Member News,

SPRINGDALE, ARK. — On Sept. 27, Tyson Foods Inc. announced three changes to its enterprise leadership team.

Tyson’s current vice president and chief financial officer, Stewart Glendinning, has been promoted to group president of Prepared Foods. Glendinning joined Tyson Foods in 2017 from Molson Coors Brewing Co., where he served as president and chief executive officer, International. Former Prepared Foods Group President Noelle O’Mara is stepping down from her position to pursue other opportunities, the company said. O’Mara, joined Tyson in 2016 and served as president of the Prepared Foods Group since 2019. 

“We appreciate her contributions to the organization over the last six years,” Tyson Foods said.

John R. Tyson will replace Glendinning as Tyson’s CFO. 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 of International and chief administrative officer in addition to her current responsibilities as executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary of Global Governance & Corporate Affairs. In 2017, Tu joined Tyson as general consul. Before then, she held global leadership roles at the Boeing Co. 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, Tyson Foods 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.”

Read More