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Hormel Foods is an authentic organization with a strong sense of purpose and dedication to our employees, consumers, partners, and communities we serve. I am extremely proud to be a member of the Hormel Foods team working and interacting with our employees who are committed to delivering results, innovation, and being responsible corporate citizens. It’s an inspiring experience!

Pierre Lilly is the senior vice president and chief compliance officer at Hormel Foods responsible for compliance and internal audit functions, which supports the organization in its commitment to conducting business with the highest level of integrity and compliance with laws and regulations that govern operations around the globe.

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.

Lilly joined Hormel Foods in 2016 leading the internal audit function. Over the span of his 25 year career, Lilly has held several leadership roles within Fortune 500 companies, responsible for leading internal audit and compliance functions. Prior to Hormel Foods, Lilly held audit and compliance leadership roles with National Express Corporation and Navistar International. He began his career in public accounting at Grant Thornton.

Lilly earned a bachelor of business administration degree with a concentration in accounting from Langston University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and is an active member of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, Institute of Internal Auditors, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Fast Facts

BA, Business Administration
Langston University
Years of Experience
leading internal audit and compliance functions

Pierre’s Favorite Product

Maple Bacon

Hormel Foods, to Pierre

  • Innovative
  • Inspiring
  • Authentic

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