As group vice president of Hormel Foods and president of Jennie-O Turkey Store, Glenn Leitch oversees the company’s Jennie-O Turkey Store business segment.
Leitch began his career in Canada in 1982, holding positions in pork and beef segments, as well as brand management and new product development. He also spent five years in international protein sales.
Leitch started his turkey industry focus as director of commodity sales at Jennie-O Turkey Store in 1996, and was promoted to senior vice president of the commodity and supply division at Jennie-O Turkey Store in 2001. In 2011, he was named general manager at Jennie-O Turkey Store before being promoted to his current position that same year.
Leitch holds a bachelor’s of commerce degree in marketing from the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada).
He is on the executive board of the National Turkey Federation and currently serves as secretary/treasurer.