SPRINGDALE, Ark., Feb. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kevin M. McNamara, the lead independent director for Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), has been given the additional role of vice chairman of the board, the company announced today.
The appointment means McNamara, who has been a Tyson Foods board member since 2007, will take on additional duties and responsibilities to assist the chairman with board matters, support the executive team on company matters, and focus on key strategic initiatives.
“The board’s appointment of Kevin to vice chairman reflects its commitment to sound governance to sustain the future of our company,” said Chairman John H. Tyson. “We look forward to his expanded participation in the company, especially as we collaborate with the board and executive management to implement our strategy for growth and leadership.”
Other members of Tyson Foods’ board of directors, who were all reelected at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders on February 6, 2020, include Gaurdie E. Banister Jr., Dean Banks, Mike Beebe, Mikel A. Durham, Jonathan D. Mariner, Cheryl S. Miller, Jeffrey K. Schomburger, Robert Thurber, Barbara A. Tyson, and Noel White.
McNamara is the founding principal of McNamara Family Ventures, a family investment office providing venture and growth capital to health care companies. He is currently a director at SignifyHealth (formerly CenseoHealth), a nationwide leader in physician in-home health assessments, after having served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2015 to June 2018.
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp®, and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 141,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.
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