Executive Vice Chairman
Noel White was named president and CEO and a board member in 2018. He remained CEO until October 2020, when he became executive vice chair of the board.
Throughout his career, Noel has remained committed to growing Tyson Foods by focusing on value-added foods and international expansion. He believes doing good is good business and he is passionate about both sustainability and investing in people.
Noel brings more than 37 years of experience with Tyson Foods and its predecessor companies (including IBP, inc.). Prior to his role as CEO, Noel served as group president of Tyson’s Fresh Meats business unit. He previously worked in numerous sales, management, and company officer positions including chief operations officer, president of poultry, senior group vice president of fresh meats, senior vice president for fresh meat sales and marketing, and senior vice president, pork product management.
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Noel is a graduate of Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota. He received a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in economics from Oklahoma City University.