USA, Springdale, Ark. Tyson Foods Inc. announced the appointment of Dr. Claudia Coplein to the newly created role of chief medical officer.
Dr. Coplein will be assisting the company’s efforts to protect the health of employees during the Covid-19 pandemic.
She is a physician executive who brings more than 20 years of health care experience to the new role. Dr. Coplein previously held leadership roles in the insurance, global manufacturing, health care and technology fields, most recently serving as head of Health and Wellness and chief medical officer at MassMutual. She will report to Johanna Söderström, executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Tyson Foods.
She earned her medical degree from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine and her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, as well as Master’s degrees in Public Health from Loma Linda University, Business Administration from Colorado State University and Environmental Management from Yale University. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Baystate Health.
Part of her new responsibilities include overseeing the launch of Marathon Health clinics that will be piloted in seven of the company’s plant communities including: Carthage/Center, Texas; Berryville, Ark.; Storm Lake, Iowa; Holcomb, Kan.; Lexington, Neb.; Wilkesboro, NC; and Newbern, Tenn.
The appointment will be effective 4 January, 2021.