Tyson Foods Selects New Board Member

US – A former senior executive in the renewable plastics and chemical industry has been named to the board of directors of Tyson Foods.
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Kathleen M. Bader

Kathleen M. Bader, 60, has been selected as a new independent director on the Tyson board.

She is the former president and chief executive officer of NatureWorks LLC, which makes fibers and packaging materials from renewable resources.

Ms Bader also spent more than 30 years with Dow Chemical, holding various management positions in the company’s global and North American operations, including global business president of a $4.2 billion plastics portfolio. She has lived abroad twice.

“Our nominating committee recommended Kathleen because of her extensive leadership experience, including her exposure to commodities and international business,” said Tyson Foods Chairman John Tyson.

“We know she will be an excellent addition to our board.”

A native of Chicago, Ms Bader holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California-Berkley.

Ms Bader has been on the board of Textron Inc. since 2004 and was previously a director for Halliburton Company. She also served for seven years on President Bush's Homeland Security Advisory Council and currently serves on the board for Habitat for Humanity International.

In addition to Ms Bader and Chairman John Tyson, other members of the Tyson Foods board of directors currently are Jim Kever, Kevin M. McNamara, Robert Thurber, Brad T. Sauer, Barbara A. Tyson and Albert C. Zapanta.

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