Donnie Smith, CEO of Tyson Foods
Donnie Smith, CEO, Tyson Foods, Inc.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the Univ. of Arkansas has invited Donnie Smith, president and CEO of Tyson Foods Inc., to be its 2015 commencement speaker. Smith will speak to graduating students on May 9 in Barnhill Arena on the Fayetteville campus.

Smith formerly served on the board of the Walton College's Information Technology Research Institute and in 2014 was moderator of the Center for Business and Economic Research's Business Forecast Luncheon.

A native of Tennessee, Smith graduated from the Univ. of Tennessee at Knoxville with a bachelor's degree in animal science.