Smithfield Foods hires two C-suite execs
Nation's largest pork producer adds new marketing, compliance officers
Virginia-based Smithfield Foods named two C-suite executives Monday.
The nation’s largest pork product manufacturer and hog producer has named Brendan Smith its chief marketing officer and Allyson Bouldon its chief ethics and compliance officer.
Smith is returning to Smithfield Foods, having previously served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer for the company and its Smithfield, Farmland, Gwaltney and Cook’s brands. He will lead Smithfield’s marketing team and be responsible for its brands throughout the retail, deli and food service sectors.
He was most recently chief marketing officer for New Realm Brewing and Distilling. He previously was vice president of marketing for Pizza Hut, and before that, senior vice president of international marketing for Monster Energy. Prior to that, Smith was vice president of sales and marketing for Southern Tier Brewing.
Smith, who has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from John Carroll University, will report to Steve France, Smithfield’s president of packaged meats.
“I’m excited to have Brendan lead our marketing team and programs,” France said in a statement. “His extensive experience in marketing in the food and beverage space is unparalleled, and I look forward to his contributions in differentiating Smithfield’s brand story.”
In her role, Bouldon will lead and manage Smithfield’s companywide ethics and compliance programs.
She previously was managing counsel for information services company Wolters Kluwer, supporting compliance programs for its North America business, and was acting chief compliance officer for Bright Machines. Before that, Bouldon served as vice president and chief compliance officer for Michaels Stores. Prior to joining Michaels, she was vice president and chief compliance officer for Chiquita Brands International. She has also served as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Tegrant and counsel for the Americas for Wm. Wrigley Jr., supporting more than 30 subsidiaries.
Bouldon will report to Michael Flemming, the company’s chief legal officer.
“Smithfield has built a strong culture of compliance throughout our history, producing good food the right way,” Flemming said in a statement. “We are pleased to have Allyson join our team and look forward to applying her experience to our ethics and compliance commitments.”
Bouldon earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. She has been an American Bar Foundation fellow since 2009.
Founded in 1936, Smithfield has nearly 60,000 employees across seven countries.