Julie Katigan has recently been promoted to a pivotal role at Perdue Farms, serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. This promotion, announced in December 2023, marks a significant step in her career at Perdue Farms. Katigan joined the company in May 2022 as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Her promotion reflects the company’s commitment to talent acquisition, diversity, inclusion, and employee well-being, as she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Perdue Farms’ people strategies.
Before joining Perdue, Katigan held the position of Chief Human Resources Officer at James Hardie Building Products. Additionally, she has a rich background in senior-level leadership roles at global business units and functional levels with various companies, including Colfax Corporation, Electrolux, Mead Johnson Nutrition, and Ford Motor Company. Her extensive experience and expertise are expected to significantly contribute to developing and implementing strategies that foster talent, shape organizational culture, and focus on the well-being of associates at Perdue Farms.
Perdue Farms is a fourth-generation, family-owned U.S. company in the food and agricultural sector. The company is known for its commitment to responsible food and agriculture practices, including a no-antibiotics-ever approach in poultry and livestock and leading in organic chicken and beef products. Katigan’s promotion to Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer is aligned with Perdue Farms’ long-standing values and strategic direction, focusing on quality, sustainability, and ethical practices within the company.