Justin Whitmore

Executive Vice-President, Alternative Proteins and Chief Sustainability Officer, Tyson Foods

Justin Whitmore leads all aspects of Tyson Foods’ alternative and emerging proteins business, channeling Tyson Foods’ size and scale to provide consumers with exciting new protein options. In his role with the largest U.S. food company, he also leads Tyson Food’s company-wide sustainability efforts. Justin is a member of Tyson Foods’ enterprise leadership team and reports to President and CEO Noel White. Rallying diverse stakeholders around innovative solutions is one of Justin’s biggest strengths – a skill that will be critical as he and Tyson Foods take a leadership role in reshaping the global food system. His teams are setting bold goals and putting social and environmental impact at the heart of Tyson Foods’ operations. Justin previously served as Chief Strategy Officer for Tyson Foods, and has been responsible for company-wide Continuous Improvement, Food Safety Quality Assurance and Team Member Health & Safety, as well as Tyson Ventures. Prior to joining the company, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He also worked as a consultant at Booz & Company (now Strategy&) and in production management, process engineering and procurement roles at Johnson Controls, Inc. Justin earned his bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. He currently serves on the Corporate Advisory Board at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council.