Leatherby new CFO with Tyson Foods

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dennis Leatherby has been promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Tyson Foods, Inc.

In his new position, Leatherby will report directly to Tyson President and CEO Richard L. Bond, and will oversee the company’s worldwide finance and accounting functions. This includes representing Tyson on financial matters involving investors, auditors and financial regulatory entities.

Leatherby, who is 48 years old, brings more than 25 years of finance experience to the job, including more than 18 years with Tyson. After working in the banking industry for just over seven years, he joined Tyson Foods in 1990 as assistant treasurer.

A native of Overland Park, Kansas, Leatherby has a degree in finance and accounting from Kansas State University.

Leatherby replaces Wade Miquelon, who has accepted the position of chief financial officer for Walgreens.

Tyson Foods, Inc. is the world’s largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500 having approximately 104,000 team members employed at more than 300 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world.