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The people who work for Hormel Foods inspire me to drive our team to deliver results on behalf of the employees and shareholders. Hormel Foods strikes a sweet balance between creating innovative, fun solutions while maintaining an eye on products that are an important part of feeding the general population. Food and nutrition are at the core of my values, and I am grateful to work for a company that inspires food around the globe.

As executive vice president for the Retail group at Hormel Foods, Deanna Brady is responsible for the general management of the business unit. Hormel Foods is a global branded food company with over $12 billion in annual revenue across more than 75 countries worldwide. Hormel Foods is a member of the S&P 500 Index and has been designated a S&P 500 Dividend King. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, WHOLLY® Guacamole, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company has been named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three straight years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired food companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list and was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek, among other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts.

In September 1996, Brady started her career with Hormel Foods as a foodservice territory manager in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., and held various foodservice sales positions throughout the United States. In 2003, Brady was promoted to foodservice regional manager in Los Angeles, Calif. She was promoted to vice president, foodservice sales in 2007. Brady advanced to group vice president, foodservice in October of 2013 and was named president of consumer products sales in October 2015. She advanced to executive vice president of Refrigerated Foods in October 2019 and assumed her current position in 2022.

Brady is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo, Calif.), where she received a bachelor of science degree in dietetics and food administration. She is a registered dietitian.

Fast Facts

BS, Dietetics & Food Admin
California Polytechnic State University
Years with Hormel Foods
first job
1st Hormel Foods Job
Territory Manager, Foodservice Division, Wilkes Barre, PA

Deanna’s Favorite Product

Chicken Apple Sausages

Hormel Foods, to Deanna

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Food

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