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Florence Makope serves as the vice president for the finance department and as company treasurer at Hormel Foods. In these roles, she is responsible for global treasury operations including banking and cash management, enterprise risk management, and customer credit.

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®, Columbus®, WHOLLY® Guacamole, Hormel® Black Label® 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.

Prior to joining Hormel Foods, Makope was director of strategy deployment for Oshkosh Corporation, where she led the strategic planning process for the global manufacturing company. Prior to leading strategy, she was the company’s director of international finance. Before joining Oshkosh Corporation, Makope worked for Plexus Corp., as treasurer and assistant treasurer. She also worked for CARE USA where she managed global treasury services. Earlier in her career, she was the co-founder and director of finance and administration for Trade Finance Company. Makope began her career at British American Tobacco, where she held several positions of increasing responsibility, and ultimately held the position of group treasury manager.

Makope has served on not-for-profit boards including The Women’s Fund of the Fox Valley and The Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh.

She holds a Bachelor of Science honors degree in agricultural economics and an MBA from Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, U.K. She is also a certified public accountant.

Fast Facts

Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, U.K.
Years Treasury Experience
Certified Public Accountant

Florence’s Favorite Product

Peanut Butter

Hormel Foods, to Florence

  • Inclusive
  • Integrity
  • Accountable

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