Pat Coonce

Associate Director of Risk Management for Transportation

Pat Coonce

Pat Coonce is the Associate Director of Risk Management for Transportation at Tyson Foods. In this role, Pat leads the team responsible for driver recruiting, training, safety, and compliance for the Private Fleet’s refrigerated division.

A veteran, Pat enlisted in the Navy in 1985 and joined Tyson Foods in 1991 as a dock worker at Tyson Distribution Center (TDC) in Rogers while continuing his military career with the Navy Reserve and enrolling in his first semester of college. He transitioned from warehousing to transportation in 1996 and has held various positions at the Springdale Terminal serving both our internal and external customers. Pat received a degree in Mathematics (BA) from the University of Arkansas in 1999 and retired from the Navy Reserve as a Chief Petty Officer in 2008. He embraces change and enjoys the challenges associated with making things better for his coworkers and customers.

Pat met his wife Ruth while working at TDC and they are in their 26th year of marriage. They have two daughters (Kira and Mary), one son (Paul), and one granddaughter (River). Pat loves the water, whether ocean, lake or stream. He and his wife live on Beaver Lake in Garfield, AR and spend most weekends on their boat with family and friends.

Posts from Pat

Frost duo - red tyson truck
The Road to New Opportunities: Driving for Tyson Foods
APR 3, 2019

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