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At Hormel Foods, we don’t just nourish the world with delicious, nutritious and affordable foods. We invest in the communities where we live and work. We provide our 20,000 team members a place to grow their careers and make an impact. And we know the responsibility we have to society and the planet. Our people are at the heart of all the good that we do, and I’m incredibly proud to be part of such an inspired team.

As senior vice president and chief communications officer, Clark oversees the company’s global communications, including external media relations, internal communications, global impact communications and corporate reputation.

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, Clark served as vice president of communications for Mattress Firm, the nation’s largest mattress retailer with more than 2,300 stores across the United States. She joined the company in 2020, leading internal communications, public relations, media relations, crisis and issues management, executive communications and social impact.

Before joining Mattress Firm, Clark spent seven years at PepsiCo in various leadership roles spanning both internal and external communications. Her last role at PepsiCo was director of communications for PepsiCo Beverages North America, a $21 billion beverage business. In that role, she led external communications, including corporate reputation, issues management, proactive and reactive earned media and thought leadership. She also served as director of global internal communications, director of public relations for the Tropicana brand and senior manager of internal and executive communications for the Quaker Oats brand. Before joining PepsiCo, Clark spent a decade at Blue Cross and Blue Shield in communications and marketing roles.

Clark earned her master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Virginia Tech. She is active in her community, volunteering her time and supporting causes that are important to her including human rights, child advocacy and animal shelters. When living in Chicago, Clark sat on the Board for Tree House Humane Society. And in Houston, she was a founding member of Houston Women in Business for Good.

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