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I never imagined as I started my career with Hormel Foods that I would have the opportunity to work alongside such talented team members. Seeing the dedication and expertise of those around me has not only inspired me to push my own boundaries but has also reshaped my perception of what extraordinary and “uncommon” looks like.

As vice president of legislative affairs for Hormel Foods, Chad Randick oversees all state and federal legislative affairs, and regulatory affairs.

Hormel Foods is a global branded food company with over $12 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters®, Skippy®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus®, Jennie-O® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of the best companies to work for by U.S. News & World Report, one of America’s most responsible companies by Newsweek, recognized on Fast Company’s list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators, received a perfect score of 100 on the 2023–24 Corporate Equality Index and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts.

Randick began his career with the company in 1994 in accounting. He became a credit analyst and senior credit analyst before being promoted to manager of accounts payable and payroll for the Jennie-O business in 1996. Randick spent almost the next two decades in the Jennie-O business, advancing through roles of general accounting manager, several regional sales manager roles, and director of sales before being named to vice president of the Jennie-O foodservice division in 2013. Two years later, he was named the president of Burke Corp. in Nevada, Iowa, leading it through the company’s largest expansion at the time. Randick was named director of strategy and lead for the company’s transformation and modernization initiative in 2023 and assumed his current role in 2024.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in managerial accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University and is nearing completion of his MBA from the University of Wisconsin. Randick has served on several boards, including the board of directors for the Nevada Economic Development Council and the Willmar Area Food Shelf.

Fast Facts

first job
Cost Accountant
first job at Hormel Foods
of service at Hormel Foods
BS, Managerial Accounting
Illinois Wesleyan University

Chad’s Favorite Product

Turkey Burgers

Hormel Foods, to Chad

  • Customer-Centric
  • Impactful
  • Culture

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