Melanie Boulden

by Justin Cates
Melanie Boulden
Group President, Prepared Foods & Chief Growth Officer
Tyson Foods

Melanie Boulden is Group President, Prepared Foods & Chief Growth Officer Tyson Foods. As a member of the enterprise leadership team, Melanie reports to President and CEO.

In this role, Melanie is responsible for our Prepared Foods’ broad retail, foodservice and ecommerce portfolio, which includes such beloved consumer brands as Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm® and Ball Park®.

As Chief Growth Officer, Melanie oversees Innovation, Research and Development, Consumer Insights and Analytics, Marketing Communications, and Corporate Branding and Communications for the company.

Melanie brings more than two decades of experience building globally recognized brands to her role. She joined Tyson Foods in February 2023 from The Coca-Cola Company where she served as Chief Marketing Officer of the North America Operating Unit.

Boulden serves on the Board of Directors of Adobe Inc.

Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa with concentrations in Finance and Marketing.

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