Retirement brings leadership change at Hormel
(ABC 6 News) Hormel Foods Corporation announced that Jim Sheehan plans to retire as executive vice president and chief financial officer after 43 years with the company.
Jacinth Smiley, group vice president of corporate strategy, has been named his successor and will become the company’s next executive vice president and chief financial officer, reporting to Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer.
Sheehan’s distinguished career at Hormel Foods spans more than four decades, including the last five years as chief financial officer for the company’s global operations. Sheehan plans to retire at the end of the calendar year.
Smiley, who will succeed Sheehan upon his retirement, joined Hormel Foods in 2021 as group vice president of corporate strategy after two decades in financial and accounting leadership at LyondellBasell, General Electric and others.
Since joining Hormel Foods, Smiley has been leading the company’s overall corporate strategy while serving as a member of the senior leadership team