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I have always loved that Hormel Foods is a company that invests in people, where someone can have multiple careers without ever leaving the company. I believe this sets us apart from other organizations. We are an innovative global branded food company rooted in our strong cultural beliefs, where team members feel inspired to bring their best every day. I am privileged to work alongside so many talented and passionate people who are committed to their work, their colleagues, and their communities.

As senior vice president of human resources, Katie Larson is responsible for leading the global human resources function at Hormel Foods.

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.

Larson most recently served as director of human resources for Hormel Foods, with oversight of the company’s global human resources function and human capital strategy. She joined Hormel Foods in 1999 and has held leadership roles in labor and employee relations, human resources services, diversity and inclusion, and organizational development. Prior to joining Hormel Foods, Larson was director of human resources for a public utility and led human resources for a municipality.

Larson received her bachelor’s degree in public administration from Winona State University and her master’s degree in urban and regional studies from Mankato State University. Larson is active in women’s leadership initiatives as well as other community organizations.

Fast Facts

Years Experience
in human resources leadership
Founding Member
Women’s Leadership Initiative of Mower County
Senior Certified Professional
Society of Human Resource Management
Years of Service
at Hormel Foods

Katie’s Favorite Product

Peanut Butter Blended with Plant Protein

Hormel Foods, to Katie

  • Collaborative
  • Trusted
  • Committed

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