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Hormel Foods Leader Headlines Next First Tuesday Speaker Series

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Jeff Ettinger, chairman, president, and CEO of Hormel Foods will present "Establish Your Roots...Then Grow!" at the next "1st Tuesday Speaker Series" on May 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center.

Since becoming President of Hormel Foods in 2004 and CEO in 2005, Ettinger has grown the company through strategic acquisitions and a continued focus on new product innovation. He also spearheaded the company's efforts to become more transparent regarding its corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives, as well as founded Hormel's diversity and inclusion council, which aims to meet the growing needs of its diverse workforce and consumer base.

Ettinger holds a bachelor of arts degree and law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.

Tickets to the event, which includes lunch, are $28. To register, visit

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