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As vice president and controller at Hormel Foods, Jana Haynes is responsible for financial policies, internal controls, and financial reporting, as well as the general accounting, cost and business-unit accounting functions of the company. Hormel Foods is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 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 on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three straight years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for the 12 years, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts.

Haynes joined Hormel Foods in 1994 as an accountant at the Austin Plant and subsequently served in several accounting manager positions in the Austin (Minn.), Fremont (Neb.), and Rochelle (Ill.) foods plants. In addition, she gained experience at Koch Industries in both tax and business-unit accounting from 1997 to 2000. In 2000, Haynes became the manager of cost accounting at the Osceola (Iowa) Food plant and in 2002, she progressed to manager of international and property tax at the Corporate Office (Austin, Minn.). Haynes was promoted to director of taxes in 2007, and advanced to director of investor relations in 2013. She assumed her current role in 2016.

Haynes holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and is a certified public accountant. Haynes is also a graduate of the Carlson School of Management Minnesota Management Institute program at the University of Minnesota.

Haynes serves on the board of MegaMex Foods, LLC., Applegate Farms, LLC. and Austin Aspires. Haynes was also a former board member of the Minnesota Chapter of Tax Executives and the Mower County Red Cross, and has been an active member of numerous professional organizations, including National Investor Relations Institute, Tax Executives Institute, and Coalition on State Taxes.

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Positions with Hormel Foods
BA, Accounting
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
tax executive institute
Tax Executives Institute
executive team
Certified Public Accountant
Years with Hormel Foods
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First Hormel Foods Job
Staff Accountant

Jana’s Favorite Product

Creamy Peanut Butter

Hormel Foods, to Jana

  • Ethical
  • Innovative
  • Trustworthy

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