Meet our Board of Directors

Hormel Foods recognizes the important contributions made by the Board of Directors. The judgment and input from the Board are critical to the growth and development of our employees, consistent return to shareholders and the long-term success of the Company.
  • Jeffrey M. Ettinger
    Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
    Director since May 2004
  • Jody H. Feragen
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Director since October 2007
  • Terrell K. Crews
    Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Monsanto Company
    Director since October 2007
  • Glenn S. Forbes, M.D.
    Retired Executive Board Chair Emeritus Physician
    Mayo Clinic
    Director since September 2011
  • Stephen M. Lacy
    Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Meredith Corporation
    Director since September 2011
  • John L. Morrison
    Managing Director, Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Inc.
    Chairman, Callanish Capital Partners
    Director since November 2003
  • Elsa A. Murano, Ph.D.
    President Emerita, Texas A & M University
    Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Science
    Director since September 2006
  • Robert C. Nakasone
    Chief Executive Officer, NAK Enterprises
    Director since September 2006
  • Susan K. Nestegard
    Former President, Global Healthcare, Ecolab Inc.
    Director since October 2009
  • Dakota A. Pippins
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Pippins Strategies, LLC
    Director since January 2001
  • Christopher J. Policinski
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Land O’Lakes, Inc.
    Director since September 2012
  • Gary C. Bhojwani
    Chairman of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
    Director since July 2014
  • Sally J. Smith
    President and Chief Executive Officer of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
    Director since July 2014
  • Steven A. White
    President, Comcast West Division
    Director since July 2014