Group President, Prepared Foods
Sally Grimes is group president, prepared foods for Tyson Foods. She is responsible for delivering top and bottom line growth while reshaping the segment for the future of food.
Sally is a member of Tyson Foods’ enterprise leadership team and reports to President and CEO Noel White.
Throughout her career, Sally has introduced new brands while spearheading the growth of dozens of iconic brands from Kraft Macaroni & Cheese to Sharpie to Jimmy Dean. Sally’s focus on people’s needs, and her willingness to rethink business and brand models to meet them has led to a track record of revenue and profit growth.
Sally previously served as president, international and chief global growth officer for the company. She came to Tyson Foods with the acquisition of The Hillshire Brands Company where she served as chief innovation officer and president of the Gourmet Food Group. Early in her career, she spent more than a decade at Kraft Foods in brand management, and then transitioned to take Sharpie markers from “commodity to community” as she led the digital transformation of the brand as global vice president of marketing at Newell Rubbermaid.
Sally received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Recognitions include being named Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Ad Age’s “Top Women to Watch,” Advertising Women of New York’s “Game Changer,” Chicago Tribune’s “Top Innovator in Chicago,” and Brand Innovators’ “Top 100 Most Innovative Women in Brand Marketing.”