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Tyson Foods Appoints Dan Turton As Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs

Dan Turton

SPRINGDALE, Ark. June 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) today named Dan Turton as Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, effective June 29, 2020. Turton will be based in Washington, D.C. and will lead the worldwide government relations activities for the Company. He will report to Amy Tu, Executive Vice President and General Counsel. 

“Dan is well-respected across the political spectrum,” Tu said. “He brings nearly three decades of experience in government affairs and public policy to this role, including time spent working in corporate and government positions on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and with General Motors. I am confident that he will complement the strength of our existing team, enrich our perspective and further our dialogue with policymakers and other important stakeholders.”

Most recently, Turton served as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Rules. Turton previously served as Vice President, North American Public Policy at General Motors, where he managed all public policy strategies, including federal, regulatory and the state and local teams across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Turton’s prior roles include Vice President, Federal Government Affairs at Entergy Corporation, and Deputy Assistant to the President, White House Office of Legislative Affairs. 

Turton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.  

About Tyson Foods 

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp®, and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 141,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit TYSONFOODS.COM to learn more.


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