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Tyson Foods Names Senior VP of Strategy and New Ventures

Tyson Foods Inc. named Monica McGurk senior vice president of strategy and new ventures, who will oversee the company’s strategic planning and new business efforts, the Springdale, AK-based company announced on Wednesday.

Reporting to Tyson Foods president and CEO Donnie Smith, McGurk’s transition into the new role will be aided by senior leader Hal Carper.

“[McGurk] comes to us as a 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,” said Smith.

Most recently, McGurk served as a senior vice president of strategy, decision support and e-commerce for the Coca-Cola Company’s North American Group. She spent 19 years at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, focusing on consumer and retail sectors. McGurk holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University.

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