Smithfield Foods, Inc. has announced the appointment of Brendan Smith as Chief Marketing Officer and Allyson Bouldon as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer.

Brendan Smith, Chief Marketing Officer

In a strategic move, Smithfield Foods has brought Brendan Smith on board as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Smith brings a wealth of experience in global and domestic marketing, sales, brand management, and digital marketing. His role will encompass leading Smithfield’s marketing team to oversee marketing, advertising, innovation, and strategic planning initiatives across various channels within the food industry. Smith will report directly to Steve France, President of Packaged Meats at Smithfield.

France expressed enthusiasm about Smith’s appointment, citing his unparalleled experience in the food and beverage sector. He anticipates Smith will play a pivotal role in enhancing Smithfield’s brand perception and strengthening relationships with customers.

Smith’s background includes senior leadership roles in international food and beverage companies, such as chief marketing officer for New Realm Brewing and Distilling and vice president of marketing for Pizza Hut. He has also served in senior positions at Monster Energy Company and Southern Tier Brewing Company. Previously, Smith held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Smithfield Foods, where he led domestic marketing, research, and development (R&D), and innovation. He began his career with Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.

Allyson Bouldon, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Allyson Bouldon, an accomplished leader with extensive experience in global regulatory and legal compliance across multiple industries, has been appointed as Smithfield’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. In her role, she will be responsible for leading and managing the company’s ethics and compliance program, fostering a culture of integrity and ethical decision-making throughout the organization. Bouldon will report directly to Michael Flemming, Chief Legal Officer at Smithfield.

Flemming expressed confidence in Bouldon’s ability to continue Smithfield’s strong culture of compliance and ethical conduct.

Prior to joining Smithfield, Bouldon served as managing counsel for Wolters Kluwer and acted as Chief Compliance Officer for Bright Machines, Inc. She has held leadership positions as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Michael’s Stores and Chiquita Brands International, Inc. Her extensive career also includes roles at Tegrant Corporation and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.

Bouldon holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College. She has been a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation since 2009.

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