Donnie Smith (businessman)

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Donnie Smith
Born c. 1959
Tennessee, U.S.
Alma mater University of Tennessee
Occupation Business executive

Donnie Smith is an American businessman from Tennessee. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Tyson Foods until 2016 (NYSETSN).

Early life[edit]

Donnie Smith was born in Tennessee.[1] He graduated from the University of Tennessee, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science.[2] Smith is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. [3]


Smith joined Tyson Foods in 1980.[4] He has served as CEO since November 2009, when he succeeded Richard L. Bond.[2][5] In 2012, he earned US$4.30 million.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Smith is a devout Christian.[8]