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Tyson taps EVP and general counsel

December 4, 2017
Food & Drink

Amy Tu has been named executive vice-president and general counsel for Tyson Foods, Inc., effective Dec. 11.

Ms. Tu, who will report directly to president and chief executive officer Tom Hayes, joins Tyson from The Boeing Co., where she was most recently chief counsel for global law affairs in Washington. She has held progressive leadership positions with Boeing over the past 16 years. Ms. Tu also was chief counsel for the commercial aviation services and sales, contracts and marketing business units at Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle. Prior to her role in Seattle, Ms. Tu was the first regional counsel based in London with responsibility for commercial and defense matters in Europe, Russia and Israel.

Ms. Tu joined Boeing in Chicago in 2001 as assistant corporate secretary and counsel for mergers and acquisitions, finance and governance after serving as international corporate counsel at Gap, Inc. and as international corporate counsel at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

“Amy is a proven executive whose extensive legal and corporate governance expertise is an excellent addition to our leadership team,” Mr. Hayes said. “Her breadth of global legal experience supporting business leaders and functions across a multinational corporation will be a tremendous asset as we continue to execute our growth strategy.”

Ms. Tu will succeed David L. Van Bebber, who has held the role since May 2008. Mr. Van Bebber will continue his employment with the company through May 11, 2018.

Before becoming executive vice-president and general counsel for Tyson, Mr. Van Bebber held various positions with the company, including vice-president and director of legal services and senior vice-president and deputy general counsel.

“I want to thank David for his numerous contributions over the past 30 years, including his work as a member of our leadership team,” Mr. Hayes said. “He’s been a trusted adviser and leaves behind a distinguished career at Tyson Foods. On behalf of everyone at Tyson, I wish David well as he embarks on the next chapter of his life.”

Source: Food Business News

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