USA, Springdale, Arkansas. Tyson Foods, Inc. announced the appointment of Justin Whitmore to the newly-created role of Chief Sustainability Officer. This follows Tyson’s recent introduction of a new purpose and strategy that place sustainability at the center of the company’s future plans. This was reported by Los Angeles Sentinel.
Instituting a disciplined approach to productivity and financial fitness will also be a key element of Whitmore’s sustainability agenda. He will collaborate across the organization in an effort to create efficiency and savings that can be reinvested in the business to fuel growth. Whitmore’s experience consulting on strategy, operations and sustainability for food processing, consumer packaged goods and foodservice companies is expected to serve him well in his new role. At McKinsey, he developed innovative solutions to address sustainability issues while considering operational complexity, consumer demand, market share growth and financial discipline.
Prior to joining Tyson, Whitmore was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he launched the firm’s complexity management service line, led the McKinsey Black Network efforts in the Midwest region, and advised leading companies on strategy, operations, and sustainability.
Whitmore has held several consulting and executive positions at Strategy& (formerly Booz & Co.) and Johnson Controls. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Alabama Birmingham and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. He serves on the Corporate Advisory Board at Notre Dame’sMendoza College of Business and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.