John R. Tyson joined the Tyson Foods team in 2019 and currently serves as chief sustainability officer, leading the company’s efforts to support a more sustainable protein system. This position includes driving improvement efforts by implementing the company’s sustainability strategy as well as managing the sustainability, animal welfare, environmental and social responsibility teams.
As a member of Tyson Foods’ enterprise leadership team, Tyson reports to President/CEO Dean Banks. Tyson has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and a master’s of business administration degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He previously worked in investment banking for J.P. Morgan and as a private equity and venture capital investor. He also is a lecturer at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Tyson is a fourth-generation member of the Tyson family.