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Jeff Grev is vice president of legislative affairs for Hormel Foods. In this capacity, Grev oversees all state and federal legislative affairs, regulatory affairs and packaging design. 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.

Grev began his career in 1984 in Grocery Products sales in Louisville, Ky. A year later, he became a sales representative for the Michigan territory and then the New England territory. In 1987, he became the manager of sales training for Grocery Products at the Corporate Office (Austin, Minn.). Grev became an associate product manager, Grocery Products, in 1988, and held several marketing positions until 1996, when he became a group product manager for Grocery Products. In 2006, he took on a special assignment to become the general manager of Valley Fresh Foods at the Corporate Office. He became the corporate manager of mergers and acquisitions in 2007, and then director of corporate development in 2013. He assumed his current role in 2014.

Grev is originally from Shakopee, Minn. He holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, (Minneapolis) and a master of business administration degree from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minn.).

Grev serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and the Minnesota AgriGrowth Council. He is a deputy of the Minnesota Business Partnership.

Grev and his wife, Christine, have three children.

Fast Facts

BA, Marketing
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
University of St. Thomas
Minnesota Business Partnership
Years with Hormel Foods
first job
1st Hormel Foods Job
Sales, Grocery Products
Acquisition Team
SKIPPY®, Wholly Guacamole® and Cytosport/Muscle Milk® brands

Jeff’s Favorite Product

Microwave Bacon

Hormel Foods, to Jeff

  • Dynamic
  • Determined
  • Disciplined

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