John R. Tyson
Chief Sustainability Officer
John R. Tyson joined the Tyson Foods team in 2019 and serves as Chief Sustainability Officer, leading the company’s efforts to support a more sustainable protein system. This includes driving improvement by implementing the company’s sustainability strategy as well as managing the sustainability, animal welfare, environmental and social responsibility teams.
He reports to President and CEO Noel White.
John has a Bachelors’ Degree in Economics from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He previously worked in investment banking for J.P. Morgan and as a private equity and venture capital investor. He is also a lecturer at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.
He is passionate about the numerous philanthropic endeavors in which he is involved, particularly through the Tyson Family Foundation where he leverages his private investment expertise. Additionally, he is committed to civic engagement and volunteers regularly on electoral campaigns and for charitable organizations focused on social programs, both in Arkansas and around the U.S.
John is a fourth-generation member of the Tyson family. He is proud to work for the company his great grandfather founded and hopes to be a steward of the values and legacy the family established.