Jim Snee

Jim Snee

Chair of the board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Hormel Foods

Jim Snee is chair of the board, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods, a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenue across 75 countries worldwide.

Snee is the 10th president and chief executive officer in the company’s history. During his tenure as CEO he has led the company’s evolution as a global branded food company and its growing reputation as an award-winning corporate citizen by focusing on the food the company makes and the difference it makes in the world. Snee's career with Hormel Foods spans more than a quarter century. He joined the company in 1989 and assumed roles of increasing responsibility throughout its divisions and at the company’s global headquarters. He was named vice president of affiliated business units in 2008, and in 2011 he advanced to leader of Hormel Foods International, overseeing the company’s growing global portfolio. He was named president and chief operating officer in October 2015 and chief executive officer in October 2016. He was elected chair of the board in October 2017.

Snee is active in numerous industry and nonprofit boards and organizations, including the Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) board of directors and the executive board for the Thielen Foundation. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in marketing from New Mexico State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota). He has also participated in Harvard Business School’s executive leadership and management programs.