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Gary Jamison serves as the vice president for the finance department and as company treasurer at Hormel Foods. In these roles, he is responsible for financial analysis, risk management, cash management, tax, operations research and credit.

Hormel Foods is a global branded food company with over $11.4 billion in annual revenue across more than 75 countries worldwide. Hormel Foods is a member of the S&P 500 Index and has been designated a S&P 500 Dividend King. 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 has been named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three straight years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired food companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list and was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek, among other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts.

Jamison began his career in 1988 as an accountant at the Fremont Plant. He moved to the Corporate Office the next year for a role as an internal auditor. In 1990, he moved back to the Fremont Plant and became the manager of production cost analysts and production costs. Over the next few years, he held several positions as a cost analyst and in 1997, he became a production manager and price administrator in fresh pork at the Corporate Office. In 2000, he became the manager of expense analysis and control, and the next year became the manager of cost accounting for Refrigerated Foods. In 2003, he became the business-unit controller for Specialty Foods and in 2006, the vice president of finance at Farmer John in Vernon, Calif. He advanced to vice president and CFO at Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar, Minn., in 2012 and assumed his current role in 2016.

Jamison earned a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. He is likewise a graduate of the Carlson School of Management Minnesota Management Institute program at the University of Minnesota and also completed the Carlson School of Management Minnesota Executive Program.

Jamison serves on the board of directors for Hormel Foods International Corporation. He served as executive sponsor of the Jennie-O Turkey Store Women’s Insights Network employee resource group and currently serves on the Women’s Insights Network Professional Development Committee at the corporate office. From 2015 to 2016, he served on the New London – Spicer High School S.C.O.P.E. committee to prepare students to transition from high school to the next chapter in their lives.

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