Group President, Tyson Fresh Meats
Steve Stouffer is group president of Tyson Fresh Meats and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of beef and pork production and sales, as well as the company’s live swine subsidiary.
A member of Tyson Foods’ enterprise leadership team, Steve reports to President & CEO Dean Banks.
Based in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, Tyson Fresh Meats is the nation’s largest beef processor and third largest pork processor and generates approximately half of Tyson Foods’ total annual sales and revenue.
Steve joined IBP, Inc., which later became Tyson Fresh Meats, in 1982 as a beef carcass merchandiser. He since has held numerous management and officer-level positions in beef and pork sales and led the company’s beef division as the senior vice president of beef margin management. He also served as president of Tyson Fresh Meats before being named to his current position in 2018.
A native of Kaneville, Illinois, Steve graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He and his wife Linda live in Jefferson, South Dakota.