Jeffrey K. Schomburger, global sales officer for Procter & Gamble (P&G), has been selected as a new independent director on the Tyson Foods board, effective December 5. The board is expanding from ten to eleven members, and Schomburger will be one of eight independent directors.

Schomburger has held numerous leadership positions with P&G since joining the company in 1984, including President of the Global Walmart team from 2005 to 2015. He started with P&G as a sales representative and held positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s paper products business. He progressed to the company’s customer marketing organization, managing various assignments in Western Europe, including vice president of Sales for Western Europe, before returning to the U.S. to lead P&G’s Global Walmart business. He was named to his current position in 2015.

“Jeff’s deep understanding of the branded consumer packaged goods business and his experience as a leader are among the reasons our nominating committee recommended him,” said John Tyson, chairman of the board of directors for Tyson Foods. “We’re pleased to have him on the board and look forward to his input as we continue to grow our branded food business.”


A native of Florida, Schomburger graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in Economics. He is chairman of the Cincinnati City Center Development Corporation and has previously served as United Way campaign chair and on the Executive Board of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

In addition to Schomburger and Chairman John Tyson, other current members of the Tyson Foods board of directors are Gaurdie E. Banister Jr.; Mike Beebe; Mikel A. Durham; Kevin M. McNamara; Brad T. Sauer; Robert Thurber, Barbara A. Tyson, outgoing CEO Donnie Smith, and current Tyson Foods president and incoming CEO Tom Hayes.