An executive with more than two decades of strategic and organizational experience has been selected to manage corporate strategy and new business opportunities for Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), the company reported today.
Monica McGurk has been named senior vice president of strategy and new ventures and will manage the company’s strategic planning and growth efforts. She will report to Tyson Foods President and CEO Donnie Smith.
“Monica is a great fit for our company,” said Smith. “She comes to us as the result of a long career of proven performance in strategic roles, and we believe her extensive experience will help us continue to grow as a value-added food company.”
McGurk most recently worked for the Coca-Cola Company, where she was senior vice president of strategy, decision support and e-commerce for the company’s North American Group. Prior to Coca-Cola, she spent 19 years at McKinsey & Company, one of the world’s top management consulting firms, where she focused on consumer and retail sectors, founded McKinsey’s consumer innovation practice, and led its consumer organization practice. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University.
Long-time Tyson Foods’ senior leader Hal Carper will help McGurk transition to her new role. He’ll also continue to develop the operational support necessary to execute the company’s growth strategy.
Source: Tyson Foods
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