Tyson Foods executive Justin Whitmore is leaving the Arkansas poultry company to join Keurig Dr. Pepper. Whitmore will be taking on the role of chief strategy officer for the company starting March 1.
As chief strategy officer, Whitmore will be responsible for heading up Keurig Dr. Pepper’s enterprise strategy work, ranging from mergers and acquisitions to corporate partnerships.
Most recently, Whitmore served as the executive vice president of alternative proteins for Tyson Foods. He joined Tyson in 2017 as executive vice president of corporate strategy and as the first chief sustainability officer. John R. Tyson subsequently was named chief sustainability officer in 2019.
“Justin is an exceptional addition to the KDP leadership team,” Keurig Dr. Pepper chairman and CEO Bob Gamgort said in a statement. “He has a proven track record as an executive who drives innovative strategies, champions consumer insights and delivers transformative results. We’re excited to welcome him to our leadership team.”
Whitmore earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.