Tyson Foods has named a new vice chairman for its board of directors.
Kevin M. McNamara has been appointed to the role of vice chairman. A board member since 2007, McNamara will assume new responsibilities, including assisting the chairman with board matters, support the company’s executive team and concentrating on strategic intiatives.
“The board’s appointment of Kevin to vice chairman reflects its commitment to sound governance to sustain the future of our company,” chairman John H. Tyson said in a statement. “We look forward to his expanded participation in the company, especially as we collaborate with the board and executive management to implement our strategy for growth and leadership.”
McNamara is currently the lead independent director for Tyson Foods, Inc. He is also the founding principal of McNamara Family Ventures, a family investment office focusing on health care companies, as well as a director at SignifyHealth.
The other members of the Tyson board were reelected during the Feb. 6 board meeting. These members include Gaurdie E. Banister Jr., Dean Banks, Mike Beebe, Mikel A. Durham, Jonathan D. Mariner, Cheryl S. Miller, Jeffrey K. Schomburger, Robert Thurber, Barbara A. Tyson, and Noel White.